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

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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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