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Definition of the noun halon

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noun - plural: halons

  1. a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: organic compound = any compound of carbon and another element or a radical; pollutant = waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil

Alternative definition of the noun halon

noun

  1. [chemistry] A hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogens

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Google preview10 Essentials for High Performance Quality in the 21st Century (2016)

by Diomidis H. Stamatis

Halon is a fire extinguishing system that, when used, does not ...

Google previewHistoric Preservation (1990)

Curatorial Management of the Built World by James Marston Fitch

Halon is a halogenated gaseous compound, much denser than air, which can be liquefied by compression and stored for use. Released into a fire area, halon interferes with the chemical chain reaction existing during combustion. Stopping ...

Google previewAssessment of Environmental "hot Spots" in Iraq (2005)

Halons Halon is the generic term for halogenated organic compounds and, more specifically, a group of compounds containing chlorine, fluorine and hydrocarbons, otherwise known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). CFCs were widely used ...

Google previewHandbook of Fire & Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil, Gas, Chemical, & Related Facilities (1996)

by Dennis P. Nolan

Halon is an acronym for halogenated hydrocarbons, commonly bromotrifluoromethane (Halon 1301) and bromochlorodifluoromethane (Halon 1211). Considered obsolete for fire protection purposes due to a possible environmental impact to ...

Google previewIntroduction to Museum Work (1997)

by George Ellis Burcaw

Halon is a gas that is stored under pressure in a metal container and is automatically released, suddenly and explosively, into the atmosphere where a fire exists. It immediately snuffs the fire out. For a time, Halon enjoyed popularity for use in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

halon. A compound obtained by replacing the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon by bromine along with other halogen...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

Halon: A compound consisting of bromine, fluorine, and carbon. The halons are used as fire extinguishing agents, both in built-in systems and in handheld portable fire extinguishers. Halon production in the U.S. ended on 12/31/93 ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1967)

by Ernest Weekley

halon (holen); cf. synon. Du. halen; perh. cogn. with G . xaAetr, to call. Haul is a later horrowing of the same F. verh, hale surviving in such phrases as haled to execution. half. AS. healf. Com. Teut. ; cf. Du. half, Ger.

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

halon ('heilon), n . Chem. [f. *HAL(O-2 + -ON2.] Any of a class of compounds in which the hydrogen ...

Google previewThe Panjábí Dictionary (1895)

by Maya Singh, Henry Martyn Clark

HALON O'W' «• /• A- creBS> a medicinal seed.

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century (2004)

by Sorrel Kerbel

forinHebrew “dream”, halom,and “window”, halon, arenearhomonyms, and playfully announcethe poet's continued explorationof the seamor thethin “broken line”of consciousness separating theinner, solitary life of dream andthe imagination ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1887)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

halon, Co ley Fielding, an Stanfield. Scotland roduced two 0 the chief painters of this time—Sir llVilliam Allan and Sir David Wilkie. Mulready was a fine draughtsman, skilful in composition, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Legal Quotations, Or, Selected Dicta of English Chancellors and Judges from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time (1904)

by James William Norton-Kyshe

Halon ( 1686), ...

Google previewWörterbuch der Versicherung - Dictionary of Insurance Terms (2009)

Englisch-Deutsch by Friedhelm G. Nickel, Monika Fortmann

Hälfte; halb half-yearly payment Halbjahreszahlung halogen extinguisher Halonfeuer- löscher halogenated hydrocarbon haloge- nierter Kohlenwasserstoff , Halogenkohlenwasserstoff halon numbers Halonzahlen hand-held appliance ...

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