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hal·o·car·bon

 (hăl′ə-kär′bən)
n.
An organic compound, such as a fluorocarbon, that contains one or more halogens.

halocarbon

(ˌhæləʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem a compound of carbon and halogen in which halogen atoms have taken the place of some or all of the hydrogen atoms
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Noun1.halocarbon - one of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
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Speaking as a chief guest at a day-long workshop on 'Kigali Amendment- the Way Forward', Dechen Tsering, Asia-Pacific regional director at the United Nations Environment Programme, told the participants that the ozone-depleting substances generally contain chlorine, fluorine, bromine, carbon, and hydrogen in varying proportions and are often described by the general term halocarbons.
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2]O) and halocarbons (a group of gases containing fluorine, chlorine or bromine)(.
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Total quantity or scope: The University of East Anglia is looking to purchase a versatile field-deployable GC-Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer (GC-ToF-MS) system for ultra-trace environmental air, water and soil analysis of volatile compounds (boiling point range -140 AC to 300 AC) such as halocarbons (including iodocarbons, bromocarbons, chlorocarbons, CFCs), sulphur gases (including dimethyl sulphide and carbonyl sulphide), oxygenated and nitrogenated hydrocarbons (including short-chain alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones, alkyl nitrates, and acetonitrile), persistent organic pollutants, primary, secondary and tertiary amines.
Ramanathan's studies on the climate warming effects of non-CO2 pollutants dates back to 1975, when he discovered the super greenhouse effect of a class of halocarbons known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
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