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  • Cfc's And Tetrachloride
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    Ozone Depletion In this world of rapid change, it's extremely difficult for a company to stay ahead of the game even using all the resources available to them. So, it's difficult to imagine the problems they would run into when a group of environmentalists decide to boycott a substance which is the foundation of their company. These chemicals, although very useful, cause consequences that need to be dealt with now in order to prevent further damage. The chemicals in question are numerous, but th...
  • Oxygen Atom From The Ozone Molecule
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    THE SCIENCE OF OZONE Ozone, though similar to oxygen chemically, is composed of three molecules of oxygen and is usually blue in color with a very strong odor. The atmosphere contains less ozone than the common oxygen. While out of every ten million air molecules, there exist about two million molecules of normal oxygen and only three molecules of ozone. Most of these ozone molecules are typically concentrated in the Stratosphere, the atmospheric layer that runs roughly from ten km's to about fi...
  • One Ozone Molecule
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    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) is a molecule made of chlorine, fluorine and carbon atoms. It's a stable but dangerous molecule. It used to be used in refrigerators, freezers and aerosol cans. It had been used as coolant in refrigerator propellants in aerosol sprays. It has been used as early as the 1930's. To find out why it's dangerous you first have to understand what Chlorofluorocarbons is. As I stated earlier it's made of chlorine fluorine and carbons. But it's also made of halogens which when co...
  • Total Ban Of The Use Of Cfcs
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    The beginning of the CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) era started in 1928, when CFC' were invented by a Du Pont chemist. CFC' were best known as 'freon's' and became famous as a safe, nonflammable refrigerant. It's invention became a great triumph when Freon took the place of sulfur dioxide or ammonia which was used as the working liquid in refrigerators. It eventually became widely used in automobile air conditioners and nontoxic propellants in aerosol cans. It's insulating properties also was used fo...
  • Amount Of Ozone In The Atmosphere
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    Man and the Ozone Ozone is perhaps one of the singularly most important molecules there is. No, not because man came from ozone, but because it forms a protective layer above the earth in it's stratosphere which allowed for the growth of life upon land. Before we had an ozone layer, the rays of the sun struck the earth unimpeded, barraging it with the deadly ultraviolet radiation which prohibited any chance of life on earth. However, there was life in the oceans, plant life in particular. This p...
  • Cfc Ozone Issue
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    I gave this paper quit a bit of thought; I was sitting in a meeting on some air problems here at General Motors and started doing some investigation. Life on this planet Earth is the product of a delicate balancing act provided by nature. Mankind's very existence is totally dependent on this fragile ecosystem's ability to maintain itself. A valuable player in the balance of the environment, the ozone layer, is facing a very serious threat to man. Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) are chemicals agents c...
  • Inhalation Of Aerosol
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    Aerosol as a Negative Effect in Society If you were to look at a few of the products sitting around or maybe some you are using, you probably wouldn't think twice about the effects they have on society. Many products that are used everyday were produced with positive affects in mind, but what many people don't realize is that many have harmful affects. Many products have directly and indirectly destroyed people's lives, changing the way we view these products. In Frankenstein, written by Mary Sh...
  • My Paper On The Ozone Layer
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    What Is the Ozone Hype Anyway "The ozone is a pale bluish form of oxygen gas with an odor like chlorine, formed by an electrical discharge in the air" (Webster 185). The first time that I thought about this research narrative was the first time that I read the syllabus for class. My immediate reaction was that I could not believe that we were actually going to write a ten-page narrative. I was never expected to write a paper of this length before and I was unsure if I were going to be able to do...
  • Use Of Ozone
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    Klyment Tan March 2, 1998 Ozone in Medicine: Modern Magic Bullet or Fatal Deception Ozone may be one of the most misunderstood medical achievements of this century. In this essay, facts will be filtered from politics to find the answer to this question: Ozone-the modern magic bullet or fatal deception First of all, what is ozone As defined in the Encarta Encyclopedia: Ozone (Greek oz ein, "to smell"), allotropic form of oxygen having three atoms in each molecule, formula O 3. It is a pale blue, ...
  • Ozone Layer Causes
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    Society has been widely addressed with the many problems that we are having in our environment today. A major problem is that of CFCs. CFC stands for Chlorofluorocarbons which are found in many of the aerosol spray cans. In December of 1973, Rowland and Molina discovered that CFCs can destroy the ozone in the stratosphere. In June 1975, the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) sued the Consumers Product Safety Commission for a band of CFCs used in aerosol spray cans. United States's fifth la...
  • Our Earth's Ozone Layer And Breathable Air
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    Ozone The problem which I decided to adress in my campaign was the problems that are currently facing our Earth's ozone layer and breathable air. In this report I wish to educate you about the effects of ozone and hopefully I will motivate you to change your attitudes and actions to help with the problem. Ozone is defined as an odorless, colorless gas made up of three atoms of oxygen. It exists in our Earths upper atmosphere and at ground level. In the upper atmosphere, ozone serves as a protect...
  • Ozone Layer
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    Type of Resource: Internet Website Bibliographic Detail: 'Acid Rain', Unknown, U. S Environmental Protection Agency, Viewed 08/05/03, Summary of... : - The value of ozone layer to life on the Earth: Stratospheric ozone is a naturally-occurring gas that filters the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. A diminished ozone layer allows more radiation to reach the Earth's surface. For people, overexposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer, cataracts, and weakened immune systems Increased UV can lead to...
  • Destruction Of The Ozone Layer
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    Above the earth, approximately 30-50 kilometers, a layer of stable oxygen atoms covers the stratosphere, this called the ozone layer. It protects "all life" from the sun's harmful radiation. (US EPA). The ozone layer is very powerful; it protects the earth from dangerous UVB rays from the sun. (Frank 13) If the rays from the sun were to pass through the atmosphere it would be devastating because they have the ability to destroy skin cells in humans and animals. In 1974 two scientists discovered ...
  • Chemical Makeup Of Our Atmosphere And Ozone
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    Global Warming By A deel Salman The numbers are striking! No region of the world will be unaffected if Global Warming continues to increasingly grow. The issue is extremely interesting, scary and a bit of a shock as to how much we have abused and taken advantage of this Earth. First of all, it is important to know that the "greenhouse effect" is not a bad thing in itself. In fact, this planet would be a life-less waste land without its natural green housing. There are a collection of gases calle...

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