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Reactive Group Datasheet

Halogenating Agents

What are reactive groups?

Reactive groups are categories of chemicals that typically react in similar ways because they are similar in their chemical structure. Each substance with a chemical datasheet has been assigned to one or more reactive groups, and CAMEO Chemicals uses the reactive group assignments to make its reactivity predictions. More info about reactivity predictions...

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There are 60 chemical datasheets assigned to this reactive group.


These compounds are technically nonflammable, but are combustible. They can support the combustion of other materials.
Strong halogenating agents transfer one or more halogen atoms to the compound with which they are reacting. Halogenating agents are generally acidic and therefore react, in some cases violently, with bases. Fluorinating agents can react violently with halide salts. Many of these compounds are water-reactive and air-reactive. Halogens are highly electronegative and are strong oxidants.
Generally toxic. Corrosive.
Other Characteristics
These are compounds that react by transferring one or more halogen atoms to other compounds. Halogens are the elements of Group VIIA of the Periodic Table of Elements, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, iodine, and bromine. The active halogen atoms may be attached to metal or non-metallic atoms.
Molybdenum pentachloride, antimony pentachloride, tungsten hexafluoride, sulfur monochloride, phosphorus pentafluoride, nitrogen trichloride (trichloroamine).

Reactivity Documentation

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The predicted hazards and gas byproducts for each reactive group pair will be displayed, as well as documentation and references that were used to make the reactivity predictions.

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