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Question 1:

What is ozone and how does it affect any ecosystem?

Answer:

Ozone is a colourless gas that acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation. It is continuously formed at the higher levels of the atmosphere due to the action of UV rays on molecular oxygen. The high energy UV radiations break down O2 molecules into nascent oxygen.

Then, this free oxygen atom combines with an oxygen molecule to form ozone.

In recent years, th...

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