(above) bromotrichloromethane (CBrCl3) image. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.
bromotrichloromethane, CBrCl3: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom (shown in black) with one bromine atom (shown in deep red) and three chlorine atoms (shown in green) arranged at the points of a tetrahedron around it.
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).