Loss of atmospheric ozone has led to an ozone “hole” over Antarctica. The loss occurs in part through three consecutive steps:
(1) Chlorine atoms react with ozone (O3) to form chlorine monoxide and molecular oxygen.
(2) Chlorine monoxide forms ClOOCl.
(3) ClOOCl absorbs sunlight and breaks into chlorine atoms and molecular oxygen.
(a) Write a balanced equation for each step.
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