CFC


abbreviation for

chlorofluorocarbon

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Scientific definitions for cfc

CFC

Abbreviation of chlorofluorocarbon
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Cultural definitions for cfc

CFC

Chemical compounds originally developed for use in refrigeration systems, now used widely in industry. When released into the air, these compounds break down and release chlorine, which causes damage to the Earth's ozone layer and is responsible for creating the ozone hole.

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