Synthesis of Iodoform

8 g of potassium iodide and 4 g of iodine in 50 mL of water with stirring, then 10 mL of acetone was added and 10% sodium hydroxide solution until the brownish color disappears, about 10 mL was used. Iodoform starts to crystallize out after some time.

C3H6O + I2 = C3H3I3O + 3 HI

C3H3I3O + NaOH = CHI3 + C2H3NaO2


The solution



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