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Chemistry Ozone Quiz

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