On This Day In Chemistry

October 11th

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Paul Crutzen, Maria Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland on this day in 1995

They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the formation and decomposition of ozone (O3). Their research showed that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) cause holes in the Earth's protective ozone layer.
 

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