halogenated hydrocarbon


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halogenated hydrocarbon

[′hal·ə·jə‚nād·əd ‚hī·drə′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
One of a group of halogen derivatives of organic hydrogen- and carbon-containing compounds; the group includes monohalogen compounds (alkyl or aryl halides) and polyhalogen compounds that contain the same or different halogen atoms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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