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5 Matching Questions

  1. clean air acts
  2. industrial smog
  3. cilia
  4. volatile organic compounds
  5. acid rain
  1. a smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
  2. b rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
  3. c short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell
  4. d U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Acts of 1970, 1977, and 1990, which have established air pollution regulations for key pollutants that are enforced by states and by major cities; these acts have greatly reduced outdoor air pollution from six major pollutants.
  5. e Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  2. S + O₂ → SO₂
    2SO₂+ O₂ → 2SO₃
    SO₃+ H₂O → H₂SO₄, natural source: volcanoes, decay of organic matter. man made source: combustion of sulfur containing coal and smelting of sulfide ores. methods of reduction: alkaline scrubbing.
  3. caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
  4. (CO2) Sources include the combustion of fossil fuels. Effects: greenhouse gas-contributes to global warming. Reduction accomplished by increased fuel efficiency (gas mileage), mass transit (reduction).
  5. A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity

5 True/False Questions

  1. tropospherethe layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer; temperature increases as you go up


  2. stationary pollutionInclude factories, incinerators, power plants, wood-burning stoves, etc.


  3. TRIchance, accident


  4. baghouse filterAn instillation containing thousands of heat-resistant fiberglass bags to control particulate emissions. A baghouse works as a room size vacuum cleaner


  5. low sulfur coalwas generally formed under freshwater conditions


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