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Depletion of ozone is mainly due to
A. Chlorofluorocarbon compounds
B. Carbon monoxide
The amount of Ozone has dropped in year 1980s due to use of chlorofluorocarbon compounds which are being used as refrigerant and also in fire extinguisher. This has led to the depletion of Ozone layer.
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The gas A is used by most of the animals to obtain energy from food by the process of respiration. When A is acted upon by radiation X, it gets converted into another gas B which is an allotrope of A but poisonous when inhaled. B forms a kind of layer C in the upper atmosphere which absorbs radiations X coming from a source Y and prevents them from reaching the earth. Some chemicals Z released from the various devices on the earth are destroying the layer C slowly. In fact, a hole has already been formed in layer Cover the area D of the earth.
(a) What are gases?
(i) A, and
(ii) B? Write their molecular formulae.
(b) Name the layer C.
(c) What are (i) X, (ii) Y, and (iii) Z?
(d) Name the area D.
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