/haɪdroʊfluroʊˈkabən/ (say huydrohfloohroh'kahbuhn)

noun Chemistry
any of a class of compounds containing hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon; used instead of the earlier chlorofluorocarbons as a coolant in refrigerators and a propellant in spray cans because they do not deplete the ozone layer although some have a high global warming potential. Abbrev.: HFC

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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