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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: HALOCARBONS: bromochlorodifluoromethane

bromochlorodifluoromethane molecule

(above) bromochlorodifluoromethane (CBrClF2) image. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

bromochlorodifluoromethane, CBrClF2: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom (shown in black) with one bromine atom (shown in deep red) one chlorine atom (shown in green) and two fluorine atoms (bluish purple) arranged at the points of a tetrahedron around it. It is an ozone depleter.

Haloalkanes are formed when a halide atom (Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, or Iodine) is bonded to carbon in an alkane. An alkane is a compound made fron carbon and hydrogen (i.e. it is a hydrocarbon) with no multiple bonds (i.e. it is saturated). Examples include methane (CH4) ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), and butane (C4H10).

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