For the last three weeks, for the beginning of my twentieth year as a teacher, I’ve been teaching at a different high school. I am much happier, now, due to this change. This being a personal blog, it is my policy not to name my school, nor school district, here. However, I see no problem with posting my complete list of complaints about this new school. Here it is:
Note: optical isomers are not counted separately on this list, although those five halomethane molecules for which left- and right-handed versions are possible are indicated in italics. Also, halogens are not used here unless they have at least one stable isotope. Finally, theoretically-possible halomethanes which have not yet been synthesized, such as bromochlorofluoroiodomethane (the molecule pictured, with this image source), are included in this list.
bromomethane, also known as methyl bromide
chloromethane, also known as methyl chloride
fluoromethane, also known as methyl fluoride
iodomethane, also known as methyl iodide
tetrabromomethane, also known as carbon tetrabromide
tetrachloromethane, also known as carbon tetrachloride
tetrafluoromethane, also known as carbon tetrafluoride
tetraiodomethane, also known as carbon tetraiodide
If any have been omitted, the fault is purely my own — and please let me know about the omission in a comment. Thanks!