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Air Pollutants (Quizlet Live Set)


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sulfur dioxide
A colorless, corrosive gas directly damaging to both plants and animals.
carbon monoxide
a colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.
carbon dioxide
a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.
nitrogen oxides
(NOx) Major source is auto exhaust. Primary and secondary effects include acidification of lakes, respiratory irritation, leads to smog and ozone. Reduced using catalytic converters.