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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: HALOCARBONS: bromotrifluoromethane

bromotrifluoromethane molecule #1

(above) bromotrifluoromethane (CBrF3) image. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

bromotrifluoromethane, CBrF3: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom (shown in black) with one bromine atom (shown in deep red) and three fluorine atoms (shown in purple) arranged approximately (the bond lengths are different) at the points of a tetrahedron around it. Bromotrifluoromethane 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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