The carcinogen, CCl4 has been dumped into a holding pond. CCl4 will begin to decompose by the following reaction:
CCl4 → Cl3C• + Cl• D(C—Cl) = 327 kJ/mol
If sunlight striking the earth has a frequency range from approximately 6.7 x 10 14 Hz to 4.4 x 1014 Hz. Can you expect sunlight alone to affect the decomposition?
Explain. h= 6.63 x 10 -34 J•sec; c = 3.00 x 108 m/sec
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