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Chapter 11, Problem 36E
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Explain the error in the argument that natural sources such as volcanoes add much more chlorine to the stratosphere than CFCs.

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Interpretation:

The error in the argument that natural sources such as volcanoes add more chlorine to the stratosphere is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Ozone is a component of photochemical smog and is formed by the action of sunlight. Ozone in the troposphere is polluted, but in the stratosphere, it is a natural and essential part of our atmosphere. HCFCs and CFCs are a class of inert compounds of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine. They are quite useful for many applications. But the inertness of HCFCs has an environmental effect because of the presence of chlorine. However, due to the presence of hydrogen, they are more reactive and less environmentally degrading than CFCs.

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A large amount of chlorine is emitted by the volcanoes in the form of HCl, which is highly reactive and soluble in water, so it dissolves in the rainwater and condensed steamfrom eruption, unable to reach the stratosphere, wh...

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