# Problem: The stratospheric ozone (O3) layer helps to protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. It does so by absorbing ultraviolet light and falling apart into an O2 molecule and an oxygen atom, a process known as photodissociation.O3(g) → O2(g) + O(g)Use the data in Appendix C in the textbook to calculate the enthalpy change for this reaction.

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Balanced reaction:

O3(g) → O2(g) + O(g)

Recall that ΔH˚rxn can be calculated from the enthalpy of formation (ΔH˚f) of the reactants and products involved:

$\overline{){\mathbf{∆}}{\mathbf{H}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{{\mathbf{rxn}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{∆}}{\mathbf{H}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{\mathbf{f}\mathbf{,}\mathbf{products}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{∆}}{\mathbf{H}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{\mathbf{f}\mathbf{,}\mathbf{reactants}}}$ ###### Problem Details

The stratospheric ozone (O3) layer helps to protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. It does so by absorbing ultraviolet light and falling apart into an O2 molecule and an oxygen atom, a process known as photodissociation.
O3(g) → O2(g) + O(g)

Use the data in Appendix C in the textbook to calculate the enthalpy change for this reaction.