What happens to CFC’s when they go into the air?



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    CFCs stay in the troposphere once they are released.  The chlorine reacts with ozone, three oxygens bonded together.  Two main reactions occur, which results in depletion of ozone (O3) and atomic oxygen (O).  


    Cl + O3 ==> ClO + O2

    ClO + O ==> Cl + O2


    net result: O3 + O ===> 2O2

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