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Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)


Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are man-made organic compounds that contain fluorine and hydrogen atoms, and are the most common type of organofluorine compounds. They are frequently used in air conditioning and as refrigerants; R-134a is one of the most commonly used HFC refrigerants. They do not harm the ozone layer as much as the compounds they replace, but they do contribute to global warming