1-8: Man-made Chemicals, CFCs
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Importance of this Unit to the Course
Certain chemicals manufactured for commercial use do not occur in nature. When these chemicals are released into the environment they may have unintended consequences under conditions or at locations not considered in product safety tests. This unit provides information on such chemicals so that we have scientific basis for discussing possible need for regulatory action and public policy as will be discussed in Block 3.
Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)
(online / face-to-face)
(See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
If the number mixing ratio of a particular CFC in the stratosphere is uniform with height, will it contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion? Why or why not?