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A chlorofluorocarbon or other compound in which the hydrogen of a hydrocarbon is replaced by halogens.
- ‘Countries signing the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer have pledged to eliminate manufacture and use of halocarbons.’
- ‘In recent years, society has introduced new greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, namely CFCs and other halocarbons.’
- ‘Selecting either a halocarbon or inert gas, two types of clean agents, depends upon available space for suppression system tanks and venting capabilities.’
- ‘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.’
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