Double Strength Chloroform Water

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 ml of Double Strength Chloroform Water as I.P. 

Requirements: Chloroform, Distilled Water, Beaker, Pipette, Glass Rod, Measuring  Cylinder, etc. 

Theory: Chloroform water is aromatic water. Chloroform (CHCl3) is a clear colorless liquid having a specific gravity of 1.474 to 1.479 and possesses a characteristic odor with a burning sweet taste. The solubility of chloroform is 1 in 800 parts of water. In the preparation of chloroform water, vigorous shaking is required to subdivide the chloroform into small globules for enhancing its solubility. Dispersing agents are not required in this preparation. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Chloroform0.5 ml
Purified water100 ml


  1. Take some amount of distilled water in a beaker. Then pipette out 0.5 ml of chloroform. 
  2. Put this 0.5 ml of chloroform dropwise in the beaker and stir it continuously. 
  3. Pour the solution into the measuring cylinder and make the volume up to 100 ml. 

Category: It is used as a pharmaceutical vehicle and preservative. 

Storage: Store in a well-closed container and keep in a cool place.

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