How Air Conditioning Works

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Reactions Science Videos | July 27, 2018


To beat the summer heat, we turn to air conditioning. But that sweet, cool relief isn’t magic: it’s the science of heat transfer and the chemistry of refrigerants.

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COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Measurement and Formulation of the Thermodynamic Properties of Refrigerants

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)

Explainer: hydrofluorocarbons saved the ozone layer, so why are we banning them?

Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

Periodic graphics: The chemistry of air-conditioning

Refrigerant Definition (Chemistry)

How Air Conditioners Work?

Air-conditioning Basics

How is freon utilized in air conditioning?

Refrigerant Transition & Environmental Impacts

Refrigerant: Desired Properties and Commonly Used Refrigerants

6.11 Required Properties of Ideal Refrigerant

How does the low specific heat of vapour work in refrigerants?

Freon - The History of Freon

Hydrofluorocarbon

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