Ozone: The study of molecules in the atmosphere
I'm compiling a range of information related to gasses in the atmosphere. It is a modernday analysis of pollution and the atmosphere. I believe that there is more to learn. I'll incorporate things like methane from the ocean, and SO2 from volcanos.
This post is about O3. More specifically, the O3 cycle. It is a chemistry question.
There is something called an O3 cycle. It is similar to the Carbon Cycle. It's a common chemical process. What happens is that O3 molecules are created. It is commonly accepted as deriving from pollution. I believe that perhaps, O3 forms from only covalent molecules.
I'd like to relate Nitrogen Dioxide to the Carbon Cycle, and the Sun, and the Ozone Cycle, eventually.
The ozone cycle goes something like this:
Oxygen grabs an O1 molecule, after sunlight destroys the pollution. This creates O3. Then, from what I've read, O3 is broken by UV rays to create O2. Then an O1 binds with another O2 to create more O3.
<so, i'm not entirely learned on the UV rays, or temperature or whatever that chemical reaction is>
Another part of this is that an O3 can take an O1. I'm looking into this molecule (2O2).
This is why I'm posting:
Is 2O2 2 Oxygen molecules? or Is it something else, like a covalent molecule?
... the research has probably been done, but I have no clue where to find it.
I intend to get some instruments like: soil PH metering equipment, thermometer. stuff i can measure temperature of troposphere with.
It's only important to me for now. I probably will abandon this once I realize how global warming cannot be stopped.
Thanks for the help.