Consider the following differences between Stratospheric Ozone and Ground-Level Ozone:

  1. While Stratospheric Ozone is colourless, Ground Level Ozone is bluish in colour
  2. While Stratospheric Ozone is formed due to chemical reactions between ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) and oxygen molecules, Ground Level Ozone is formed due to chemical reactions between sulphur dioxide (SOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because Ground Level Ozone is Colourless whereas Stratospheric Ozone is bluish in colour. Second statement is incorrect because Ground level ozone is formed as a mixture of oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds in presence of sunlight

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module