Carbon tetrachloride is a good example for tetra haloalkane
The reaction of methane with excess of chlorine in the presence of sunlight will give carbon tetrachloride as the major product.
Carbon disulphide reacts with chlorine gas in the presence of anhydrous AlCl3 as catalyst giving carbon tetrachloride
i. Carbon tetrachloride is a colourless liquid with its specific smell
ii. It is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents
Carbon tetrachloride reacts with hot water or with hot water vapour producing the poisonous gas, phosgene.
Carbon tetrachloride is reduced by iron powder in dilute HCl medium to form chloroform
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