halide gases

English translation: hydrogen halides / haloalkanes

17:41 Aug 7, 2014
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / MSDS
English term or phrase: halide gases
Exposure to mineral acids, strong oxidizers, halide gases.
kgas
Poland
Local time: 14:50
Selected answer:hydrogen halides / haloalkanes
Explanation:
Halides are compounds of halogens, elements in Group 7 /17 of the periodic table: fluorine, chlorine, bromine iodine.
In this instance, the gases being referred to are likely to be the hydrogen compounds which are all gaseous at room temperature and hazardous to various extents.
The term may also be used for haloalkanes, also known as alkyl halides (including freons) but suspect the former applies here because of the implied nature of the hazard.
References online at many levels, have cited a straightforward one for each


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Note added at 22 hrs (2014-08-08 15:54:10 GMT)
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Either or both of the suggested replacements may be appropriate. However, the more general term of the original (meaning given in first line of explanation) may have been used for a reason. Cannot say which without wider context. Please check the chemistry before deciding whether / how to amend.
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Catherine Fitzsimons
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Local time: 13:50
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hydrogen halides / haloalkanes


Explanation:
Halides are compounds of halogens, elements in Group 7 /17 of the periodic table: fluorine, chlorine, bromine iodine.
In this instance, the gases being referred to are likely to be the hydrogen compounds which are all gaseous at room temperature and hazardous to various extents.
The term may also be used for haloalkanes, also known as alkyl halides (including freons) but suspect the former applies here because of the implied nature of the hazard.
References online at many levels, have cited a straightforward one for each


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Note added at 22 hrs (2014-08-08 15:54:10 GMT)
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Either or both of the suggested replacements may be appropriate. However, the more general term of the original (meaning given in first line of explanation) may have been used for a reason. Cannot say which without wider context. Please check the chemistry before deciding whether / how to amend.


    Reference: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/halide
    Reference: http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/courses/350/orgnom/halkanes/halk...
Catherine Fitzsimons
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:50
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: what about metal halides?//Why unlikely?
20 hrs
  -> Not usually gaseous at ambient temperatures, nor as reactive, therefore unlikely to appear in this context. However we don't know wider situation, so agree not impossible. Will add note.
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