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fluor·o·car·bon

 (flo͝or′ō-kär′bən, flôr′-)
n.
An inert liquid or gaseous halocarbon compound in which fluorine replaces some or all hydrogen atoms, used as aerosol propellants, refrigerants, solvents, and lubricants and in making plastics and resins.

fluorocarbon

(ˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any compound derived by replacing all or some of the hydrogen atoms in hydrocarbons by fluorine atoms. Many of them are used as lubricants, solvents, and coatings. See also Freon, polytetrafluoroethylene, CFC

fluor•o•car•bon

(ˈflʊər oʊˌkɑr bən, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
any of a class of compounds produced by substituting fluorine for hydrogen in a hydrocarbon and characterized by great chemical stability; banned as an aerosol propellant in the U.S. because of its apparent role in ozone layer depletion.
[1935–40]

fluor·o·car·bon

(flo͝or′ō-kär′bən)
An inert, liquid or gaseous organic compound similar to a hydrocarbon but having fluorine atoms in the place of hydrogen atoms. Fluorocarbons are used in aerosol propellants and refrigerants. ♦ Fluorocarbons containing chlorine, known as chlorofluorocarbons, are destructive to the Earth's ozone layer. For this reason, the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons has been sharply reduced in recent years.
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Noun1.fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
halocarbon - one of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens
HFC, hydrofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing
perfluorocarbon, PFC - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
tetrafluoroethylene - a flammable gaseous fluorocarbon used in making plastics (polytetrafluoroethylene resins)
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