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The elements of the halogen family (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine) possess an ability to react with each other to form a series of binary interhalogen compounds (or halogen halides) of general composition given by XY; where n can have the values 1, 3, 5, and 7, and where X is the heavier (less electronegative) of the two elements. All possible diatomic compounds of the first four halogens have been prepared. In other groups a varying number of possible combinations is absent. Although attempts have been made to prepare ternary interhalogens, they have been unsuccessful; there is considerable doubt that such compounds can exist. See also: Halogen elements
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