In this video, I react bleach and acetone via the haloform reaction to synthesize chloroform. Chloroform is a very useful solvent and reagent, and I'll be using it in upcoming videos.
This reaction is aptly named the "Haloform Reaction" because it produces a Haloform (a methane molecule where 3 of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced by a halogen).
This reaction doesn't give great yields, but the reactants are so cheap that it is definitely an economically viable way to produce chloroform.
Disposing of chloroform: Chloroform hydrolyzes in basic conditions, so just let the chloroform sit in the bleach bottles for a couple of weeks, allowing the basic conditions to break down the chloroform. After a couple of weeks, there will be only a tiny amount of chloroform left, and you can flush this down the drain with excess water.
Link to UC235 video (he explains the mechanism of the reaction):
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If you're dumb enough to have come here to find out how to make this for the wrong reason, your a dumb ass! Your already collecting evidence on yourself lol! I didn't search for this concoction, it came up when I was watching stories on GHB. The fact that the two come up together on suggested videos and GHB is known as a date rape drug kind of suggests on it's own what it's for!
Mr Chemist, you are a subhuman piece of garbage. This video puts you on the darkside of your brother man. To many people will be victims of chloroform abusers AND do you really think they will label their waste bottles? Go kill yourself asshole!!!
So I've seen 4 people do this reaction now 3 with acetone and 1 with MEK. In all cases, a good chunk of the chloroform is being lost as waste, dissolved in water (20 to 30 percent).
Wouldn't it be pretty easy to fractionally distill the remaining chloroform from the water?
Why in the hell would you want to teach these freaks out there how to make freaking chloroform? Are you nuts? You should offer an email address for them to email for instructions then turn their asses in to the FBI.
Trichloromethane reacts with air to form: phosgene, dichloromethane, formyl chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen chloride. None of which you want to be breathing.
If you're interested in getting high I would recommend weed.