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Ultra Violet Radiation

Postby ksnsc » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:15 pm

Can anyone tell me....is there any possibility to break hydrogen-oxygen bonding of H2O Molecule using UV Rays.

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Re: Ultra Violet Radiation

Postby tdaly » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:56 am

HI knsc,

Yes, UV radiation can break apart (photodissociate) water molecules. This happens in some parts of Earth's atmosphere. This site explains how, in simple terms, this works:

http://www.windows2universe.org/physica ... c_h2o.html

If you want more details, a Google search for "water molecule UV photodissociation" will point you toward additional resources.
All the best,

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