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Chapter 11, Problem 29E
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Has ozone been depleted over other areas of the planet besides Antarctica? How severely?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The depletion of ozone in areas other than Antarctica is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

CFCs are chlorofluorocarbons, which are chemically inert.

CFCs are responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer in the stratosphere.

The UV light in the stratosphere decomposes the CFCs to chlorine atoms. The chlorine atom destroys the ozone molecules in the stratosphere, causing depletion of ozone.

Explanation of Solution

Scientists found that CFCs are responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer in the stratosphere. Due to the climate and geography of Antarctica, the depletion of ozone over Antarctica was more severe in winter than in other areas. A scientist has observed a depletion of ozone over the Arctic circle also, but as the temperature at Arctic circle was not as low as Antarctica,

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