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Definition of the noun halon
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noun - plural: halons
- a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
Alternative definition of the noun halon
- [chemistry] A hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogens
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by Diomidis H. Stamatis
Halon is a fire extinguishing system that, when used, does not ...
Historic 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 ...
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 ...
Handbook 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 ...
Introduction 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 ...
A 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...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The Panjábí Dictionary (1895)
by Maya Singh, Henry Martyn Clark
HALON O'W' «• /• A- creBS> a medicinal seed.
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 ...
The 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, ...
The 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), ...
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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Scrabble value of H4A1L1O1N1
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