The CFCs have still higher boiling points because the chloride is even more polarizable than fluoride.
In general they are volatile, but less so than their parent alkanes.Ozone absorbs UV-B radiation, so its depletion allows more of this high energy radiation to reach the Earth's surface.Bromine atoms are even more efficient catalysts; hence brominated CFCs are also regulated.Billions of kilograms of chlorodifluoromethane are produced annually as precursor to tetrafluoroethylene, the monomer that is converted into Teflon.A special numbering system is used for fluorinated alkanes, prefixed with Freon-, R-, CFC- and HCFC-, where the rightmost value indicates the number of fluorine atoms, the next value to the left is the number of hydrogen atoms plus 1, and the next value to the left is the number of carbon atoms less one (zeroes are not stated), and the remaining atoms are chlorine.Because CFCs contribute to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere, the manufacture of such compounds has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol, and they are being replaced with other products such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) As in simpler alkanes, carbon in the CFCs bonds with tetrahedral symmetry.
Because the fluorine and chlorine atoms differ greatly in size and effective charge from hydrogen and from each other, the methane-derived CFCs deviate from perfect tetrahedral symmetry.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are fully halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons that contain only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane.
They are also commonly known by the Du Pont brand name Freon.
The rest of the unaccounted carbon bonds are occupied by chlorine atoms.
The value of this equation is always a three figure number.
In general the density of these compounds correlates with the number of chlorides.