Chlorofluorocarbons

Organic compounds made up of atoms of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine. An example is CFC-12 (CCl2F2, used as a refrigerant in refrigerators and air conditioners and as a foam blowing agent. Gaseous CFCs can deplete th...

chlorofluorocarbons

(CFCs) Man-made compounds used as refrigerants and cleaning solvents, often long-lived in the atmosphere.

chlorofluorocarbons

(CFC) Gases that can be dissociated by solar radiation, which releases chlorine, which in turn destroys ozone.
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Chlorofluorocarbons

(CFCs) Very stable chemical compound, used in refrigerants, solvent, and (in the past in the U.S.) aerosols, which release chlorine (important) and fluorine (less important) into the upper atmosphere. In the stratosphere, CFCs are photolyzed (by incoming solar UV) to form carbon dioxide, CO2, hydrogen fluoride, HF, and ultimately...
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chlorofluorocarbons

(CFCs) A family of chemicals composed primarily of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine; CFCs are used mainly as refrigerants for freezers, refrigerators, and air-conditioning units, and as industrial cleansing solvents primarily in the high-tech industry. They are also us...
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Chlorofluorocarbons

(CFCs) Human-produced chemical compounds containing chlorine, fluorine and carbon which are thought to be responsible for ozone-layer depletion. CFCs also act as a radiative gas.
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chlorofluorocarbons

A family of inert nontoxic and easily liquified chemicals used in refrigeration, air conditioning, packaging, and insulation or as solvents or aerosol propellants. Because they are not destroyed in the lower atmosphere, they drift into the upper atmosphere where their chlorine components destroy ozone.
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Chlorofluorocarbons

A family of inert, nontoxic, and easily liquefied chemicals used in refrigeration, air conditioning, packaging, and insulation, or as solvents or aerosol propellants. Because they are not destroyed in the lower atmosphere, they drift into the upper atmosphere, where, given suitable conditions, their chlorine components destroy ozone.
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chlorofluorocarbons

A series of hydrocarbons containing both chlorine and fluorine. These have been used as refrigerants, blowing agents, cleaning fluids, solvents, and as fire extinguishing agents. They have been shown to cause stratospheric ozone depletion and have been banned for many uses. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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chlorofluorocarbons

chlorofluorocarbons (klōr"ufloor'ukär"bunz, klôr"–) (CFCs), organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, and fluorine atoms. CFCs are highly effective refrigerants that were developed in response to the pressing need to eliminate toxic and flammable substan...
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Chlorofluorocarbons

Manufactured substances used as coolants and computer-chip cleaners. When these products break down they destroy stratospheric ozone, creating the Antarctic Ozone Hole in the Southern Hemisphere spring (Northern Hemisphere fall). While no longer in use, their long lifetime will lead to a very slow removal from the atmosphere.
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chlorofluorocarbons

one of the more widely known family of haloalkanes.
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chlorofluorocarbons

Synthetic compounds containing carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and sometimes hydrogen that are used in refrigerants, propellants, the manufacture of foams, and cleaning solvents.
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