A new technique for exploring the physics and chemistry of a gas interacting with molecules on the surface of a liquid has been developed by researchers. The group originally envisioned the technique because it's impossible to overestimate the importance of understanding surface chemistry. For instance, ozone depletion in the atmosphere occurs because of chemical reactions of hydrochloric acid on the surface of ice crystals and aerosols in the upper atmosphere. Interstellar chemistry takes place on the surface of tiny grains of dust. And, any time industrial chemists want to react a gas with a liquid or solid, the secret is getting the gas to touch the surface of whatever they want the gas to react with.
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