perfluorocarbon

perfluorocarbon
per·flu·or·o·car·bon (pər-floorґo-kahr″bon) any of various substances chemically related to hydrocarbons but with the hydrogen atoms replaced by fluorine atoms. In liquid form, some are used in partial liquid ventilation; in gaseous form they cause environmental damage by collecting in the upper atmosphere.

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