Write the essential function performed by ozone at the higher levels of the Earth’s atmosphere ? How is it produced ? Name the synthetic chemicals mainly responsible for the drop of amount of ozone in the atmosphere. How can the use of these chemicals be reduced ?
It shields the surface of the earth from the UV radiation from the sun.
O2 + UV → O + O
O2 + O → O3
Chemicals Responsible: Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFC’s)
How use can be reduced?
Reduce the use of CFC’s by minimizing the leakage through air conditioners and refrigerators
Finding substitute chemicals that are ozone friendly