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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: HALOCARBONS: FLUOROCARBONS: hexafluoroethane

hexafluoroethane molecule

(above) hexafluoroethane (C2F6) image #1. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

hexafluoroethane or C2F6: consists of two centrally placed carbon atoms joined together by a single bond. Three fluorine atoms are attached to each carbon atom.

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).

Fluorocarbons are a series of molecules that consist of Carbon (C, shown here in black) and Fluorine (F, shown here in purple). Very unreactive and useful as refrigerants they are also extremely potent greenhouse gases.

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