One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon with fluorine atoms.
- ‘They create compounds of waxes, fluorocarbon powders, graphite, and other closely guarded ingredients and meticulously test each concoction in varying racing conditions.’
- ‘It is also used to make hydrofluoric acid, which is then used to make fluorocarbons such as Teflon.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Typical contaminants present may include oils and weak oxide layers on metals, or fluorocarbons and silicones on polymers.’
- ‘Teflon is a fluorocarbon polymer known by the chemical name polytetrafluoroethylene.’
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