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Department
Biology
Course
BIO3102
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All Professors
Semester
Winter

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ChlorofluorocarbonsChemicals that are nontoxic non flammable and contain atoms of carbon chlorine and fluorine are known as Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs This chemical is used to manufacture aerosol sprays blowing agents for foams and packing materials as solvents as well as refrigerants In 1920 Freon was a miracle compound since it saved many lines Freon is colourless odourless nonflammable and noncorrosive and can be either in liquid or gas state The name given represents several different chlorofluorocarbons With a rising of concern for environmentally friendly products the concern for the use of chlorofluorocarbons or Freon is shunned as it is notorious for adding to the depletion of the earths ozone layer Since it has ozonedepleting potential ODP CFCs are now recognized as ODPs T
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