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Ozone (03)

What is Ozone?




Ozone (03) or (002) is made up of two types of compounds and oxygen (02), including Nitrogen Oxides* and Volatile Organic Compounds** (VOC). The ozone is a layer of gas that makes up a huge part of our atmosphere. It is found in the stratosphere and troposphere. In the stratosphere, it is good to have ozone, because it protects us from the sun's powerful UV (ultraviolet) rays. 90% of ozone in the atmosphere is found in this layer. In the troposphere, it is bad to have ozone, because that is the layer that holds the air we breathe. 10% of ozone is found in this layer, and although there is less than the troposphere, it is still very dangerous. Ozone can come from aerosol emmissions such as hairspray or spray paint cans, and cars. Ozone is a major component of smog, and is very bad for our delicate lungs, and for trees and other wildlife. Ozone can be found in chemical reactions with mercury; forming mercurious oxide, and barium; forming barium peroxide. In chemical reactions with ozone, the bonds are covalent.

Chemical Properties: - Ozone is an unstable compound- It decomposes slowly at room temperature- Decomposition is instantaneous at 573kPhysical Properties:- Absorbs radiation strongly- Dissolves in turpentine oil and acetic acid

Atomic Structure of OzoneOzonated Foods


Picture of Ozone in the Atmosphere above the artic


- Ozone is a pale blue color and has a very pungent smell- There isn't a hole in the ozone layer, like many believe, its actually just thinning out very fast- Bad ozone is caused by human pollution, and in turn hurts us by giving us conditions such as asthma, coughing, chest pains, emphysema, bronchitis, and throat pain.- Ozone is malleable, meaning it can be formed into any state of matter with ease.

By Odyssey Willow Kammerer

*Nitrogen Oxides include: Nitrogen Oxide, Nitrogen IV Oxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide**Volatile Organic Compounds are organic chemicals with high vapor pressure when at the typical 70 degrees fahrenheit room temperature.

Video of Reaction with CFCs


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