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Unformatted text preview: The CFC compounds are photolyzed, meaning the compounds react with photons and the chemical bonds are broken, and the molecules that have been broken apart steal a oxygen from ozone causing it to be ineffective. Since the effective molecule is O 3 once the oxygen is stolen by the other elements mentioned above the ozone becomes ineffective and is now just O 2 . Many people believe that ozone has been destroyed for many years by the volcanic eruptions. The eruptions are known for emitting gasses and debris far up into the atmosphere. One gas that could cause harm is HCL which could be broken down to hydrogen and chlorine which allows chlorine to contribute to the destruction of ozone. If volcanoes have been depleting the ozone for years why do we need to worry now? Why worry about “man made” substances destroying our ozone layer?...
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- Spring '10
- Atmosphere, Ozone depletion, Ozone layer, Canada Ozone Depletion