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Does sodium hydroxide react with ozone to produce sodium ozonide?

My own Google search does show that sodium ozonide can form [1]. But it requires low temperature: Sodium ozonide was produced by the ozonization of sodium hydroxide at -80 to -100°[C] followed by ...
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Balancing the reaction equation for the oxidation of lead(II) sulfide with ozone

This is a semi-standard example of why 'naive' balancing does not work. Ozone is a source of atomic oxygen, producing free oxygen molecules. So, in 'mild' conditions only one oxygen per ozone ...
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Does sodium hydroxide react with ozone to produce sodium ozonide?

Yes, indeed. Sodium ozonide is formed in high percentage by the reaction of sodium hydroxide and ozone. The reaction of ozone and anhydrous alkali metal hydroxides were studied by I.A. Kazarnovskii ...
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How to switch Mercury-vapor lamp between UVA and UVC bands?

TL;DR - You need two different lamps, one that has a phosphor to absorb the 254 nm light, and one that doesn't. Alternatively, you can use one lamp, and use a filter to select the wavelengths. ...
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Why does the stratosphere have a lot of ozone, but not the Earth's surface?

Ozone is produced naturally when highly energetic UV radiation breaks down oxygen molecules and cause them to split apart in a process called photolysis. If a free oxygen atom collides with another ...
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Number of optically active compounds among the products of ozonolysis

Ozonolysis of the given compound gives $\ce{I}$ , $\ce{II}$ , $\ce{III}$ and $\ce{IV}$. $\ce{I}$ and $\ce{II}$ are Homomers and have same configuration "S" and therefore identical (as shown in the ...
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Can ozone oxidise iodine to periodic acid?

Ozone is not mentioned in the synthetic techniques reported by Wikipedia, citing Greenwood and Earnshaw[1]. Summary: Orthoperiodate ion, $\ce{IO6^{5-}}$, is obtained by alkaline oxidation of iodate ...
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Can ozone oxidise iodine to periodic acid?

There was a previous question in Chem.SE which discussed the reaction between iodine and ozone. The product was found to be tetraiodine nonoxide, $\ce{I4O9}$. This reaction was performed in gas phase ...
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Why is O2 (Oxygen) colorless and odorless while O3 (Ozone) is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell?

The real answer for why ozone smells the way it does has little to do with chemistry but perhaps a lot to do with evolution. The specific reason why it is coloured far more intensely than oxygen is ...
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Why is O2 (Oxygen) colorless and odorless while O3 (Ozone) is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell?

Our perception of colour and smell involve different chemistry so there is no reason why they should be related. For example, what ever the chemistry of smell is (and its not certain what this is) it ...
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Number of optically active compounds among the products of ozonolysis

The given answer is correct. The product scheme you drew is correct as well. However, as I marked in your scheme (see below), products A and B are essentially the same enanthiomer (both have (2S)-...
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Ozonolysis Reaction

The product of ozonolysis depends on how you work up the intermediate ozonide. You are clearly familiar with the reductive workup (with dimethyl sulfide or PPh3) that gives two carbonyl compounds, ...
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How does Ozone disinfect water?

Ozone is a powerful oxidizer (redox potential of 2.07) and will kill bacteria and destroy viruses (not sure if I can say it kills viruses) by transferring oxygen atoms to them. It also decomposes in ...
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The chlorofluorocarbon reaction in the lab?

The catalytic stratospheric ozone destruction by CFC's and other compounds is almost certainly too complex to fully replicate in a laboratory with current technology. The only laboratory of proper ...
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Reduction using hydrazine and glycol in alkaline medium

If you look carefully, the reagent for the first step is $\ce{O3/H2O}$, which is used for Oxidative ozonolysis. If the mechanism of ozonolysis is drawn, you will realise that a molecule of Hydrogen ...
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Why does the ozone layer deplete faster in winter months over the poles?

As mentioned in the comments, "polar vortex" is one of the prime reason ozone layer depletes faster in winter months over the poles. This is beautifully explained here [1]: Under normal ...
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Why is a silent electric discharge used for the preparation of ozone from oxygen?

As the Gibbs energy (G) for the reaction is highly positive , it is made sure that ozone does not decompose back to give oxygen and nascent oxygen and that's why silent electric discharge is used.
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Why is a silent electric discharge used for the preparation of ozone from oxygen?

According to this Wikipedia article: Dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD) is the electrical discharge between two electrodes separated by an insulating dielectric barrier. Originally called silent (...
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Why does ozone have such a large solubility in water?

If you look at the molecular structure of ozone below, you can see that it is polar. Diatomic oxygen is non-polar. This mild polarity of ozone greatly enhances the solubility of the molecule in a ...
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Why does ozone disproportionate on reaction with potassium iodide?

The reaction equation does not really give information about the full mechanism, but one possibility is that the ozone is first reduced to ozonide ion, which is known in compounds with heavier alkali ...
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How to remove nitrose gasses from ozone gas mixture?

There is no need to use caustic since $\ce{NO2}$ reacts with water itself. As per [1] it is even better absorbed in water than in $\ce{NaOH}$. Ozone is soluble in water depending on the ...
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Rate law for breakdown of ozone to oxygen

You should write down the rate equations and set [O] as an intermediate so that $\ce{d[O]/dt} = 0$. This is the steady state approach and leads to $\displaystyle \frac{d\mathrm{[O_2]}} {dt}=2\frac{...
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What will happen if I trap an ozone producing device inside a small airtight area?

I don't think you will have any problems with your aluminium because most of the aluminium usually is already passivated by a layer of aluminium oxide ($\ce{Al2O3}$), this depends actually on the ...
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Why is the molozonide adduct thermally unstable?

Why is the molozonide adduct thermally unstable? The molozonide adduct (1,2,3-trioxalane; the initial adduct by 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of alkene and ozone) is thermally unstable because it ...
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Why can't we add ozone to the ozone layer?

The ozone layer is stabilized and recovering on it's own. There is not much reason TO add ozone to it, though I guess we could - at great expense either inject or create it in situ. The reason it was ...
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Is it not possible to balance the equation $\ce{I2 +O3 -> I4O9 +O2}$ in many ways?

The basic equation of the ozone reaction on iodine is $$\ce{2 I2 + 9 O3 -> I4O9 + 9 O2\tag{1}}$$ because it is the sum of the following two equations: $$\ce{2 I2 + 9 O -> I4O9}$$ and $$\ce{9 O3 -...
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Reacting NaOH in solution with O3

You could oxidize some hydroxide ions, to wit: $\ce{OH^- + O3 -> HO2^- + O2}$ Such an oxygen transfer is favored by strongly basic solutions because $\ce{HO2^-}$ is a weaker base ($\mathrm{p}K_\...
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How does the 1.5 bond order of ozone contribute to its instability?

It's important to bear in mind stability is always a relative judgment. Things are stable or not only with respect to that into which they could turn. So we only say ozone is "unstable" because it ...
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Calculate ozone layer thickness at a given temperature and pressure

Final conditions ($\pu{1.0 atm}$) give a hint at what altitude the thickness should be estimated – at the Earth's surface. Let's denote the unknown thickness as $h_x$, radius of the Earth as $r_\...
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Why is O2 (Oxygen) colorless and odorless while O3 (Ozone) is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell?

Smell: this is going to be lie. Simple answer: ozone is way more reactive (more poisonous than Cl2 that was used in WWI), so it burns your nose, nakes reactive chemicals that you smell. Correct answer....
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