Will we roast or starve?

Vincenzo Nardi-Dei vinz at PCLSP2.KUICR.KYOTO-U.AC.JP
Sat Mar 26 04:24:57 EST 1994


Michael J Sanchez wrote:

>1)      CF2Cl2 (g) ------->     CF2Cl* (g)      +       Cl* (g)
>
>2)      Cl* (g)  +  O3 (g)  ------>  ClO (g)    +       O2  (g)
>
>3)      ClO (g)  +  O* (g)  ------>  Cl* (g)    +       O2  (g)

......

>...As an exercise, let's  replace reaction 1) with this reaction:
>
>
>HCl (g) -------->    H* (g)   +   Cl* (g)
>
>
>Same net result, but by a different, "natural" chemical!  This is where
>the Earth's volcanism comes into play.  You need to keep in mind that...
....etc....etc...

Replacement of reaction 1) with HCl (g) -------->    H* (g)   +   Cl* (g)
is wrong (basically wrong) and misleading, since it should be:
                               ^^^^^^^^^^

HCL  --------> H+ + Cl-

A completely different kind of stuff!

Bye and enjoy the weekend!!!

-- Vincenzo



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