Here Ch2Cl2 is called to be Methylene chloride but being a gem halide it must be methylidene chloride as there are no adjacent carbon atoms

Methyledine chloride is the one which has =CH‚Äč2 and normally methylene group is CH2 group. So methylene chloride (dichloro methane) is the right name. 

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