Reactive Group Datasheet

Halogenating Agents

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).