Dichlorodifluro Methane

Erin Garrison

WHAT IS IT?

Dichlorodifluro methane, also know as R-12 or sold under the brand name as Freon-12, is a colorless and almost odorless gas. It is a CFC used as a refrigerant, aerosol spray propellant, and to charge an auto air conditioner. Its chemical formula is CCl2F2

PROPERTIES AND FACTS

Chemical/Physical Properties:

1. Molecular mass: 120.913506 g/mol

2. Melting point: -251.9°F

3.Colorless, compressed liquefied gas

Facts:

1. If inhaled it can attack the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system

2. Has been isolated as a major contributor to ozone depletion

3. Banned in the United States