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hydrochlorofluorocarbon


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A partly halogenated chlorofluorocarbon compound that consists of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. HCFCs are a replacement for CFCs, but they are also greenhouse gases that contain chlorine and deplete stratospheric ozone, but to a much lesser extent than CFCs. See also ozone depletion potential.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Environmental Science.


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