Definition of fluorocarbon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌflʊərə(ʊ)ˈkɑːb(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌflɔːrə(ʊ)ˈkɑːb(ə)n/


A compound formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon with fluorine atoms.
Example sentences
  • Typical contaminants present may include oils and weak oxide layers on metals, or fluorocarbons and silicones on polymers.
  • We have a good record in the management of greenhouse gases like fluorocarbons and methane, and solely restricting carbon dioxide emissions will have a direct impact on industry.
  • They create compounds of waxes, fluorocarbon powders, graphite, and other closely guarded ingredients and meticulously test each concoction in varying racing conditions.

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