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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: 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

Problem

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