(above) tribromofluoromethane (CBr3F) image. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original image is 4096 x 4096 pixels.
tribromofluoromethane, CBr3F: consists of a centrally placed carbon atom (shown in black) with three bromine atoms (shown in deep red) and one fluorine atom (bluish purple) arranged at the points of a tetrahedron around it. It is a liquid under normal conditions and 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).