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Hydrofluorocarbons are compounds consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon atoms.

Also known as HFCs, hydrofluorocarbons were first introduced as alternatives to ozone-depleting substances that were used for commercial, personal, and industrial purposes.

Moreover, hydrofluorocarbons are used in manufacturing and are also emitted as by-products of various industrial processes.

Although HFCs do not deplete the ozone layer, they are powerful greenhouse gases.

In fact, HFCs have a global warming potential ranging from 140 to 11,700.

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