Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF)

Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF),

Definition of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF):

  1. Any of a class of inert compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, used in place of CFCs as being somewhat less destructive to the ozone layer.

  2. Chemicals manufactured from hydrocarbons, and containing chlorine and fluorine in addition to carbon and hydrogen. HCF are used as replacement for chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) because of their lower ozone depletion potential (ODP) and environmental pollution potential. However, they contribute to global warming through the buildup of greenhouse gases (see greenhouse effect).

How to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF) in a sentence?

  1. Many CFCs have been replaced with related materials known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons which reportedly do not interfere with the ozone layer.

Meaning of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF) & Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCF) Definition