Definition of hydrofluorocarbon
: any of several simple gaseous compounds that contain carbon, fluorine, and hydrogen
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In October, countries across the globe agreed to collectively phase out hydrofluorocarbons and reduce pollution from airplanes.
The long-lasting refrigerants used in air conditioners and freezers called hydrofluorocarbons account for a tiny portion of greenhouse gas emissions.
But the meeting did produce one headline: an agreement to explore ways to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs, potent planet-warming chemicals found in refrigerants.
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