define a halide?

Asked by achanta_65 | 23rd Aug, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

A halide is a binary compound, of which one part is a halogen atom and the other part is an element or radical that is less electronegative (or more electropositive) than the halogen
A halide ion is a halogen atom bearing a negative charge. The halide anions are fluoride (F?), chloride (Cl?), bromide (Br?), iodide (I?) and astatide (At?). Such ions are present in all ionic halide salts.

Answered by  | 23rd Aug, 2011, 03:01: PM

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