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Rights: University of Waikato Published 3 September 2018 Size: 54 KB Referencing Hub media

Tetrafluoroethane is a haloalkane refrigerant with thermodynamic properties and was used to replace dichlorofluoromethane (a colourless odourless gas that was used as a propellant and refrigerant) as it was found to be harmful to the environment – it contributed to ozone depletion. Tetrafluoroethane is now subject to restricted use as it has been discovered it also contributes toward climate change.