explain how chloromethane cause ozone depletion in the stratosphere and suggest why bromomethane has a lower oxone depleting potential than chloromethane??

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this is a 5 mark question that i'm stuck on for chemistry salters. Can anyone help?!

Posted Tue 10th April, 2012 @ 14:20 by Paige

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Doesn't it react with UV to make Cl radicals which then react with Ozone to produce ClO and O2? If you've got the chemical storylines textbook it would explain it all in that (section A3) Hope this helps a bit :) 

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 18:02 by Abbie Mitchell