Definition of hydrochlorofluorocarbon in English:


Syllabification: hy·dro·chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrōˌklôrōˈflo͝orōˌkärbən
(abbreviation: HCFC)


  • Any of a class of inert compounds of carbon, hydrogen, hydrocarbons, chlorine, and fluorine, used in place of chlorofluorocarbons as being somewhat less destructive to the ozone layer.
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    • Many CFCs have been replaced with related materials known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons which reportedly do not interfere with the ozone layer.
    • In the 1970s it was established that CFCs were eroding the earth's ozone layer, and since then they have gradually been replaced by less harmful chemicals such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons and butane.
    • Blowing agents such as chlorofluorocarbons, and to a lesser extent hydrochlorofluorocarbons, have been identified with the destruction of the earth's protective ozone layer.

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