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- n. Any compound consisting of a methane molecule with one or more of the hydrogen atoms replaced by halogen atoms.
In the past several years many municipal water treatment facilities in the US have converted to a chlorine compound called chloramine because it's less reactive and consequently has more predictable behavior in water supply systems (it also reduces the already trace formation of the potentially carcinogen halomethane compounds).
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