Biology
Bambi989
21

Explain how a small amount of chlorofluorocarbons can destroy a large amount of ozone. Small amount of chlorofluorocarbons can destroy a large amount of ozone Because the released halogen is a catalyst, a single CFC molecule can cause the destruction of many ozone molecules. [ While the ozone is constantly being replenished by other natural processes, the rate of depletion in the presence of large amount of CFCs is faster. this is why many countries have limited the production

+2
(1) Answers
darkknight1669

Because the CFC acts as a catalyst. One CFC molecule destroys one ozone molecule, and then moves on and destroys another one and so on. It keeps at it until it gets destroyed itself, and that is something that takes a lot of time.  Or The degradation of ozone in the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere is catalyzed by CFC and cloud particulate, it does not get consumed in the degradation. Meaning after one molecule of CFC degrades an ozone molecule, the CFC is regenerated and can degrade another one.

Add answer