Definition of halocarbon in English:

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halocarbon

Pronunciation: /ˌheɪləʊˈkɑːbən/

noun

Chemistry
A CFC or other compound in which the hydrogen of a hydrocarbon is replaced by halogens.
Example sentences
  • It should also be mentioned that other chemical substances have attacked the ozone layer including nitrous oxides from fertilisers, chlorine, carbon dioxide and bromine halocarbons.
  • Minor greenhouse gases include methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride and halocarbons such as perfluoromethane, freon and other CFCs.
  • Countries signing the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer have pledged to eliminate manufacture and use of halocarbons.

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