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Yes it does. It does disassociate and form ozone.

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What chemicals help build up the ozone layer?

Only oxygen can "build up" the ozone layer. The "ozone layer" contains some ozone which is just three oxygen atoms bound together. Oxygen is normally found as two atoms bound together as O2, but if an O2 molecule is struck with light at 215nm (or shorter) it will break into two individual oxygen atoms which can then bind to an O2 to form O3. O2 + photon > 2 O O2 + O > O3 (ozone) The ozone layer, like the rest of the atmosphere, is comprised of about 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen plus the usual host of trace gases... and the extra ozone.


How is ozone created in the upper atmosphere?

Well, ozone (the ozone layer) is created in the Stratosphere. Ozone is created by UV radiation breaking the bonds of an O2 molecule, and then the single O atoms bond with another, unbroken, O2 molecule, and form an 03 molecule, which is ozone.


What is the ozone layer and why is it important to human health?

The ozone layer is a layer of ozone molecules (O2) in the upper atmosphere that screens out UV rays from the sun. It's important to humans because if the ozone layer thins then humans wont be protected from the suns rays which will then cause skin cancer and increase mortality rates.


What kind of oxygen atoms make up the ozone layer?

O3 oxygen make up the ozone. O2 oxygen is the oxygen that we breathe.


What caused the ozone layer to form?

Upper-level ozone is the product of the absorption of UVB rays by upper-atmosphere oxygen or O2. During the absorption process, the O2 molecule is split into two oxygen atoms. These atoms then recombine with an O2 molecule to create O3 or ozone. The ozone layer in the upper atmosphere is therefore in a continual process of formation due to its constant bombardment (during daylight hours) by UV radiation. But O3 concentrations don't continually increase because the ozone molecule is unstable and gradually deteriorates back to O2 or oxygen.

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How does ozone layer differ from oxygen?

Oxygen is O2. Ozone is O3.


Why the Ozone layer is made up of O2only?

Ozone layer is made of O2 only. It is because ozone is an allotrope of oxygen.


What chemicals help build up the ozone layer?

Only oxygen can "build up" the ozone layer. The "ozone layer" contains some ozone which is just three oxygen atoms bound together. Oxygen is normally found as two atoms bound together as O2, but if an O2 molecule is struck with light at 215nm (or shorter) it will break into two individual oxygen atoms which can then bind to an O2 to form O3. O2 + photon > 2 O O2 + O > O3 (ozone) The ozone layer, like the rest of the atmosphere, is comprised of about 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen plus the usual host of trace gases... and the extra ozone.


What three molecules put together the ozone layer?

That would be nitrogen (N2), oxygen (O2), and ozone (O3).


How is ozone created in the upper atmosphere?

Well, ozone (the ozone layer) is created in the Stratosphere. Ozone is created by UV radiation breaking the bonds of an O2 molecule, and then the single O atoms bond with another, unbroken, O2 molecule, and form an 03 molecule, which is ozone.


What is the ozone layer and why is it important to human health?

The ozone layer is a layer of ozone molecules (O2) in the upper atmosphere that screens out UV rays from the sun. It's important to humans because if the ozone layer thins then humans wont be protected from the suns rays which will then cause skin cancer and increase mortality rates.


What kind of oxygen atoms make up the ozone layer?

O3 oxygen make up the ozone. O2 oxygen is the oxygen that we breathe.


What are the cfc's of the depletion of the ozone?

cfc is chloro fluro carbon which destroys the ozone (O3) layer to (O + O2). This is called depletion of ozone. The refrigirators in our house release cfc...beware.


The ozone layer was formed from?

Upper-level ozone is the product of the absorption of UVB rays by upper-atmosphere oxygen or O2. During the absorption process, the O2 molecule is split into two oxygen atoms. These atoms then recombine with an O2 molecule to create O3 or ozone. The ozone layer in the upper atmosphere is therefore in a continual process of formation due to its constantl bombardment (during daylight hours) by UV radiation. But O3 concentrations don't continually increase because the ozone molecule is unstable and gradually deteriorates back to O2 or oxygen.


What caused the ozone layer to form?

Upper-level ozone is the product of the absorption of UVB rays by upper-atmosphere oxygen or O2. During the absorption process, the O2 molecule is split into two oxygen atoms. These atoms then recombine with an O2 molecule to create O3 or ozone. The ozone layer in the upper atmosphere is therefore in a continual process of formation due to its constant bombardment (during daylight hours) by UV radiation. But O3 concentrations don't continually increase because the ozone molecule is unstable and gradually deteriorates back to O2 or oxygen.


Why is the ozone layer named the ozone layer?

Ozone layer contains ozone in it. Therefore, it is named so.


Does carbon monoxide destroy the ozone layer?

Ozone will oxidize carbon monoxide. However little carbon monoxide survives the trip to the ozone layer, so it has little effect on "ozone depletion". It will oxidize, usually before it reaches the ozone layer. But should it survive, it will deplete ozone slowly, and / or reduce available oxygen at the altitude of the ozone layer. The rate constant is on the order of the decay rate of ozone, so the ozone has to decay to O + O2, when the monatomic oxygen "instantly" seeks out CO to oxidize it.

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