Chemistry Ozone Quiz

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Chem Quiz on Ozone Depletion, Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming Set Made: 5-3-11 Quiz: 5-6-11

Skin Cancer

One of the worst health effects of too much sun

Dobson

Unit for measuring column ozone

Ultraviolet

Harmful solar radiation

Plankton

Microscopic animals harmed be excess UV

Bromine

Chemical that makes methyl bromide an ozone-depleting substance

Ozone Layer

Region containing most atmospheric ozone

HCFC

A substitute for CFC's that's much less damaging to the ozone layer

UVB

Especially harmful band of UV radiation

Depletion

Unnatural thinning of the ozone layer by human activities

Antarctica

The southernmost continent; location of the ozone hole

Chlorine

One atom of this can destroy over 100,000 ozone molecules

Montreal Protocol

Treaty protecting the ozone layer

Stratosphere

Part of the atmosphere containing the ozone layer

ODP

Measure of how much a chemical harms the ozone layer

Ozone

Molecule that absorbs UVB radiation from the sun, protecting earth

Air Conditioning

One type of equipment that used CFC's

Vortex

Wind pattern over Antarctica that isolates the ozone hole

O3

Ozone; unstable form of oxygen that can be found in the troposphere as a product of photochemical smog

Chlorofluorocarbons

CFC's; chemically stable, nonflammable, inexpensive; used as a refrigerant, solvent, foaming agent; Molecules break down in the stratosphere and the chlorine or bromine atoms produced destroy the ozone

Photochemical Smog

Ground level ozone results from complex chemical reactions involving automobile exhaust, sunlight, and stagnant air; poisonous to people, plants, and animals

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