Bromochlorofluoroiodomethane

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Bromochlorofluoroiodomethane
Stereo, skeletal formula of bromochlorofluoroiodomethane (R) Spacefill model of bromochlorofluoroiodomethane (R)
Ball and stick model of bromochlorofluoroiodomethane (R)
Identifiers
CAS number 753-65-1 N
ChemSpider 24590921 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula CIBrClF
Molar mass 273.271 g mol-1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Bromochlorofluoroiodomethane is a hypothetical haloalkane with all four halogen substituents present in it.[1]

This compound can be seen as a methane molecule, whose four hydrogen atoms are each replaced with a different halogen atom. As the mirror images of this molecule are not superimposable, the molecule has two enantiomers. As one of the simplest such molecules, it is often cited as the prototypical chiral compound.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bromochlorofluoroiodomethane, Britannica.com
  2. ^ Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations: Carbon with Three or Four Attached Heteroatoms, Volume 6, Thomas L. Gilchrist (Editor), ISBN 978-0-08-042704-1