I'm just curious, I was doing revision about this topic and I was wondering if anyone knows if there was an element or compound that acts as a catalyst to make two chlorine radicals react together to make chlorine? Because if they found a way to release something like that into the stratosphere (provided that the catalyst itself isn't something harmful) it would help to reduce depletion of the ozone layer, wouldn't it? It was just a thought so please tell me if I'm being completely stupid!
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CFC Depletion and chlorine radicals watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-05-2013 15:12
- 26-05-2013 15:22
We do not want a catalyst to make two chlorine radicals to react together to make chlorine because the UV radiation would just break the chlorine up into radicals again.
Natural processes will remove the excess chlorine and the last thing we want to do is to pump gases into the ozone layer which would have the potential to surround our planet.
Hope that helps x