"Freon" chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a trademark of DuPont. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are organic compounds containing carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivatives of methane and ethane. A common derivative of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), which contains hydrogen. The most commonly used names are dichloro difluoromethane (R-12 or Freon-12). CFCs have been widely used as coolants, propellants, and solvents. Freons are generally colorless, odorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and chemically unreactive.
The use of chemical compounds that we know as Freon has expanded and become an inseparable requirement of daily life. Freon is widely used in everyday life as it is applied to air conditioner air conditioners and refrigerators (refrigerators). Freon is not harmful to health if only in small or low concentrations, but will greatly affect people with weak heart because it can cause cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and will cause the heart to beat at high concentrations.
Freon leakage will not have a serious impact on human health, but how will the impact if a number of freons released into the air?
When the freon (CFC) is released into the atmosphere, the CFC molecule decomposes the C atom itself very reactive to the O atom (the molecular ozone formula adl O3), when the C atom of the freon fraction meets the O3 molecule, then the C atom will pull an O atom from ozone, which would lead to the generation of carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone into ordinary oxygen (O2) due to the loss of one O atom, plus, when CO is formed, they would draw another O atom from the other ozone (o3) thus creating CO2, therefore ozone as the protector of the earth from ultraviolet rays becomes damaged, while CO2 has a greenhouse effect that can withstand the heat on earth, thus the earth gets hotter.
The inclusion of CFCs into the atmosphere leads to an oxidation-reduction process (redox) between ozone and halogen elements of CFC compounds and the like. Each CFC molecule can destroy 100 thousand ozone molecules. While halon compounds (derived from halogen elements) can damage 10 times more effective than CFC. And CFC breaks down ozone into oxygen and a radical free oxygen. It generates an oxygen layer so that the ozone layer becomes thinner that is easily penetrated by ultraviolet rays from the sun. The depletion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere, what else to the hole, can cause disaster. Because humans will bathe ultraviolet rays with high intensity that can invite skin cancer, cataracts, and decreased immune system. www.mercubuana.ac.id