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What is ozone? How is it beneficial to us?

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Asked by Jyoti, 03 Nov '12 06:02 pm
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Ozone is a gas that occurs naturally in our atmosphere. Most of it is concentrated in the ozone layer, a region located in the stratosphere several miles above the surface of the Earth. Although ozone represents only a small fraction of the gas present in the atmosphere, it plays a vital role by shielding humans and other life from harmful ultraviolet light from the Sun.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 03 Nov '12 06:14 pm

 
  
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It is an allotrope of Oxygen.......ozone depletion is harmful for us.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 04 Nov '12 09:02 pm

 
  
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Formula-O3. oxygen is having valency of 2. in ozone, each oxygen atoms is single bonded to other two. ozone layer around the earth prevents deadly ultra violet rays from entering in to earth's atmosphere.
Answered by Harsh deep, 04 Nov '12 08:53 pm

 
  
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It's a protective layer that saves all mankind from the direct UV rays emitted by the Sun....!
Answered by Dil Se, 03 Nov '12 07:44 pm

 
  
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Ozone is a form of Oxygen gas. Oxygen is an element, meaning all the atoms in a given amount of Oxygen are all the same. In ordinary oxygen, two atoms form an Oxygen molecule. Ozone contains three Oxygen atoms.

Ozone is very important to life on earth because it blocks UV radiation high in the atmosphere. This is the high energy light spectrum responsible for sunburn and skin cancer. However, Ozone can be destroyed by artificial compounds known as chloro fluoro carbons. These chemicals have accumulated over the south pole, where there is a large Ozone "hole" in the atmosphere.
Answered by jakir hussain, 03 Nov '12 07:25 pm

 
  
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Ozone is a gas in the atmosphere that protects everything living on the Earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the Sun. Without the layer of ozone in the atmosphere, it would be very difficult for anything to survive on the surface. (Think of a very bad sunburn, only much worse!) Plants cannot live and grow in heavy ultraviolet radiation, nor can the plankton that serve as food for most of the ocean life. The ozone layer acts as a shield to absorb the UV rays, and keep them from doing damage at the Earth's surface.
Answered by Shruti Karande, 03 Nov '12 07:06 pm

 
  
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To save our earth from ultra violate rays
Answered by BABASAHEB ANDHARE, 03 Nov '12 06:11 pm

 
  
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It absorbs most of the UV rays which are coming to earth..
Answered by Atul Hingnekar, 03 Nov '12 06:10 pm

 
  
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O3. oxygen is having valency of 2. in ozone, each oxygen atoms is single bonded to other two. ozone layer around the earth prevents deadly ultra violet rays from entering in to earth's atmosphere.
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 03 Nov '12 06:07 pm

 
  
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The layer on ozone restrict some harmful rays to enter into our atmosphere.

Get more knowledge at ---http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/sc_fact.html
Answered by Avantika, 03 Nov '12 06:06 pm

 
  
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