Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Definition

by Laurent Cousineau
(Montreal)

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons are compounds consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, and carbon atoms.

Although hydrochlorofluorocarbons are ozone depleting substances, they are less powerful at destroying the ozone layer than chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

In fact, these compounds were temporarily used as alternatives to CFCs.

Furthermore, hydrochlorofluorocarbons are greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.

Greenhouse Gases

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Climate Change Glossary.



Get Awesome T-Shirts and Support This Website


Like This Page?





Newsletter

Get informed when there are discounts on online classes or books. Also get news articles.