How to detect halogen in an organic compound?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Halogen in an organic compound is detected by Carius method. A known mass of an organic compound is heated with fuming nitric acid in presence of silver nitrate contained in Carius tube. Carbon and hydrogen are oxidized to carbon dioxide and water. The halogen present forms silver halide, that is finally weighed.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM