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Glossary: "C" terms

Chlorofluorocarbon
Compounds made up of chorine, flourine, and carbon and used widely as refrigerants in freezers, rerigerators, and air conditioners; sometimes used in cleaning solvents. They were found to be harmful to the ozone layer in the atmosphere during the 1970s and have undergone a gradual world-wide phase-out since about 1994.

 

C2 term
C2 definition

 

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Updated: February 25, 2008

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