a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are fully or partly halogenated hydrocarbons that contain carbon (C), hydrogen (H), chlorine (Cl), and fluorine (F), produced as volatile derivatives of methane, ethane, and propane. They are also commonly known by the DuPont brand name Freon. The most common representative is dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12 or Freon-12). Many CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. Because CFCs contribute to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere, the manufacture of such compounds has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol, and they are being replaced with other products such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) including R-410A and R-134a.
HCFC (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons) refers to a type of compound that is made up of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. These compounds are often used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, and in air conditioning systems. They are less harmful to the ozone layer compared to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), but still contribute to ozone depletion, so their use is being phased out in many countries.
What does HCFC stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the HCFC acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of hcfc in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of hcfc in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2