Name: ___________________ Hour: _______
Ozone is less stable than diatomic oxygen, so it tries to give up ______________.
We see ozone as a _____________ gas.
Ozone is described as Dr. Jekyll (stratospheric ozone) or Mr. Hyde (tropospheric ozone). Please note two characteristics of each type of ozone:
Ozone in the stratosphere:
Ozone in the troposphere:
As a review, please write the names of the electromagnetic spectrum from longest to shortest wavelengths:
Ultraviolet radiation splits apart oxygen molecules (remember, 2 oxygens), setting the stage for ozone to be created. ____________ collide with _________________ to form an ozone molecule.
Only ozone blocks the most energetic ultraviolet light, which are __________ and ___________.
What would likely not exist today if ozone was not in the upper atmosphere?
Most ozone lies in the stratosphere, which is between ___ and ____ miles above the Earth's surface.
Ozone would keep up a dynamic equilibrium which "shields" life on Earth, if not for ________________ contributing to the chemical processes.
Ozone is found in small amounts in the troposphere, the layer found from the Earth's surface to _______ miles up. In this region of the atmosphere it is considered a ___________ gas. As this type of gas, it has a ______________________ effect.
Ozone is also a key ingredient in _________. Yuck!
What simple saying sums up a lot about ozone in different regions of the atmosphere?