hydrofluorocarbon

[ hahy-druh-floor-oh-kahr-buhn, ‐flawr‐, ‐flohr‐ ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈflʊər oʊˌkɑr bən, ‐ˈflɔr‐, ‐ˈfloʊr‐ /

noun Chemistry

an organic compound composed of hydrogen, fluorine, and hydrogen, used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning: An international accord to phase out hydrofluorocarbons was reached at the October summit on climate change. Abbreviation: HFC

Origin of hydrofluorocarbon

First recorded in 1945–50; hydro-2 + fluorocarbon
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