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Mario Molina made many important and significant discoveries. There is no doubt that he made a impact in the scientific community. One of his key contributions has to do with chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs), that had been seen as harmless gases that were used in refrigerants, aerosol sprays, and the making of plastic foams. CFCs were being released into the atmosphere and were going unnoticed until Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland took action. The basic scientific question Molina asked was "What is the consequence of society releasing something to the environment that wasn’t there before?”. Before Rowland and Molina went straight into CFSs, they first investigated some compounds that were similar to CFCs. Together they developed the CFC ozone depletion theory, by combining basic scientific knowledge about the chemistry of ozone, CFCs and atmospheric conditions with computer modelling Soon Molina began to realize that the CFCs that
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  • Fall '19
  • Ozone depletion, Mario Molina

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