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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: HALOCARBONS: tetrabromomethane or carbon tetrabromide

tetrabromomethane molecule

(above) tetrabromomethane (CBr4) image. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

tetrabromomethane or carbon tetrabromide, CBr4: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom (shown in black) with four bromine atoms (shown in deep red) arranged at the points of a tetrahedron around it. It is a crystalline solid under normal conditions. It is important in the chemical industry as, among other things, a solvent. Hazardous.

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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