A compound containing carbons with one or more halogens attached. Hydrogens are located at any remaining bonding sites on the carbons. Monomeric halocarbons, such as Freon®, are used as refrigerants, propellants and fire-extinguishing agents. Polymerized halocarbon resins, such as Teflon®, are stable and have high chemical resistance.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993