Welcome to Chemistry 101, today we are learning Ozone
Ozone/trioxygen (O^3) is found in two areas Troposphere and Stratosphere. In this we will talk about the Troposphere Ozone other wise known as bad Ozone hosted by our cyclops dragon Nathan.
Ingredients That We See
These cars cooking up some nasty Ozone
This inorganic compound that is a pale blue gas that gives off a very pungent smell kinda of like chlorine and can be detected at as low as 100ppb. Ozone condenses at progressively cryogenic temperatures to a dark blue liquid and finally a violet-black solid This at ground level can be harmful and hurt people and even us, cyclops dragon.
Yay we made you sick
Agh* Agh*, I think I have the Bad Ozone lung.
The chemical equation of Bad Ozone is NOx + VOCs + heat + sunlight = O3 . NOx can be NO2 and NO. VOCs are Volatile organic. Heat is from usually cities and are rising because of heat islands and sunlight on bright days make this the perfect combo to make some bad O3 .
If we work together we can limit the amount of pollution we produce to limit these bad Ozone that's eating up our environment, That's all folks.
Ummmm eating up the environment is tasty
Car Exhaust is a very prominent source of NOx and VOCs. Other prominent places these two come from is power generators, Industry factories, and Heating/combustion. Then the sun heating up causes it to become Ozone. Cities and highway make this more prominent because the black asphalt heats up causing the reaction to happen.
Bad Ozone can cause shortness of breath, and pain when taking a deep breath. Cause coughing and sore or scratchy throat. Inflame and damagethe airways. Aggravate lung diseases such as asthma,emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
The effects of ozone on individual plants can then have negative impacts on ecosystems, including, loss of species diversity (less variety of plants, animals, insects, and fish)changes to the specific assortment of plants present in a forest changes to habitat quality changes to water and nutrient cycles. When sufficient ozone enters the leaves of a sensitive plant, it can:Reduce photosynthesis, which is the process that plants use to convert sunlight to energy to live and grow.Slow the plant's growth.Increase sensitive plants' risk of disease tulip poplar damage from insects effects of other pollutant sharm from severe weather.