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For the ozone layer to dissolve, it would need something to bind to. Chloroflurocarbons are one very notable thing that it can bind to, but that doesn't exactly answer the question. While the ozone layer would be 3 mm thick if it was compressed down to the pressure of earth's surface, since it is further up in the atmosphere, it can take up a larger volume (...

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Above accepted answer provide very good explanation to the question. I did some research on it and found some reasons why Ozone layer stays there instead somewhere else. TL;DR : Higher the altitude, higher the solar radiation energy. That makes ${O_2}$ more excited and easier to break ${O-O}$ bond. Also the concentration of oxygen need to be sufficient, but ...

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Why is ozone layer so important when oxygen atoms absorb UV Rays? The cross section of ozone to UV radiation is many, many orders of magnitude higher than is the cross section of $\text O_2$ to UV radiation, so very much higher that despite the paucity of ozone molecules compared to diatomic oxygen molecules even in the stratosphere, it is the ozone ...

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Would it be enough to simply vent ozone at point of manufacture, or would it be better released at the 10 km height? Neither. The right answer is not to do it at all. Surface level ozone is deemed to be a pollutant. It is highly irritating to people. Ten kilometers is still in the troposphere. Ozone in the troposphere rarely makes its way to the ...

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