halocarbon


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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fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
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Special hazard fire protection systems that are considered replacements for halon either use a halocarbon compound (compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, bromine, fluorine, iodine, and chlorine) or an inert gas such as argon or nitrogen, says Chris Jelenewicz, an engineering program manager with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
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British refrigerants supplier A-Gas International said it had acquired US-based RemTec International, a specialist in the controlled halocarbon management and sustainability industry, in a move that further enhances its international presence.
Initially, political representatives of the halocarbon industry and a subsequent National Academy assessment (under the Reagan administration) challenged the ozone depletion theory on public and scientific grounds (Morrisette, 1989).