The carcinogen, CCl4 has been dumped into a holding pond. CCl4 will begin to decompose by the following reaction:
CCl4 → Cl3C• + Cl• ΔΕ for C—Cl bond = 327 kJ/mol
Sunlight striking the earth has a frequency range from approximately 6.7×10 14 Hz to 4.4×10 14 Hz.
If you assume the highest energy light must be the same energy of the Cl-Cl bond, can you expect sunlight alone to effect the decomposition?
h = 6.63×10 -34 J•sec; c = 3.00 ×10 8 m/sec
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