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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: HALOCARBONS: CHLOROCARBONS: tetrachloromethane

tetrachloromethane molecule #1

(above) tetrachloromethane (CCl4) image #1. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

tetrachloromethane molecule #2

(above) tetrachloromethane (CCl4) image #2. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.

tetrachloromethane or carbon tetrachloride CCl4: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom with four chlorine atoms arranged at the points of a regular tetrahedron around it. It is the simplest chlorocarbon and is a solvent. It is carcinogenic, it destroys ozone and is a greenhouse gas.

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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