ChemConnections: Why Does the Ozone Hole Form? / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Students learn about the structure of the atmosphere and the oxygen chemistry responsible for producing the ozone layer.
Rowland and Molina’s two-step chlorine-catalyzed cycle, the unique Antarctic meteorology, and heterogeneous chemistry complete the story of Antarctic ozone depletion. Using chemical kinetics in a real context is emphasized through rate concepts and calculations that answer relevant questions about ozone. Students also learn to support or refute a scientific hypothesis with evidence and to consider the interplay between experimental data and theoretical models.
About the Author
Sharon Anthony earned a BA from Bowdoin College in chemistry and mathematics and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado. She is an associate professor of environmental science at Northland College where she teaches courses in chemistry and atmospheric science and teaches in a learning community about sustainable agriculture. Prior to arriving at Northland, Sharon was on the faculty for ten years at Evergreen State College where she taught in learning communities about trash, the Olympic Peninsula, forensics and criminal behavior, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, and alternative energy. She coauthored the ChemConnections modules “What Should We Do about Global Warming,” “Why Does the Antarctic Ozone Hole Form in the Antarctic Spring?,” and “How Do We Get from Bonds to Bags, Bottles, and Backpacks?”