Will CCl4 give white precipitate of AgCl on heating it with silver nitrate?
Question:

Will $\mathrm{CCl}_{4}$ give white precipitate of $\mathrm{AgCl}$ on heating it with silver nitrate? Give reason for your answer.

Solution:

$\mathrm{CCl}_{4}$ will not give the white precipitate of $\mathrm{AgCl}$ on heating it with silver nitrate. This is because the chlorine atoms are covalently bonded to carbon in $\mathrm{CCl}_{4}$. To obtain the precipitate, it should be present in ionic form and for this, it is necessary to prepare the Lassaigne’s extract of $\mathrm{CCl}_{4}$.