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hydrofluorocarbon


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(HFC)

A chemical compound of hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon (also known as a fluorinated hydrocarbon). Unlike chlorofluorocarbons, HFCs contain no chlorine (or bromine), and thus do not destroy atmospheric ozone. They are, however, greenhouse gases and are specifically covered by the Kyoto Protocol. As with HCFCs, under the new Montreal agreement of 2007 they will be discontinued by 2030.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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