Uses of haloalkane
Chloroform: As a solvent in pharmaceutical industry and for producing pesticides and drugs As an anaesthetic.
As a preservative for anatomical specimens.
Iodoform: Iodoform is used as an antiseptic for dressing wounds.
Carbon tetrachloride: Carbon tetrachloride is used as dry cleaning agent
It is used as a solvent for oils, fats and waxes
As the vapour of CCl4 is non – combustible, it is used under the name pyrene for extinguishing the fire in oil or petrol.
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