By: Andrew Yock.
What are specific chemical reactions are involved?
-Sulfur oxides(SOx),Nitrogen oxide(NOx), Carbon monoxide(CO), Volatile organic compounds(VOC), Particulates or Particulate matter(PM), Toxic metals(lead, Mercury), Indoor toxins(cleaning supply's,Building material).
Where do we find reactants?
Usually found in the air. but can be found in Ground level ozone (smog).
What happens to the Product/Byproduct.
Smog can be formed in large city's due to the large amount of car emissions and other harmful pollution's put into the air. Acid Rain is also another byproduct it happens when Nitrogen oxide is put into the air this usually happens near volcanoes.
What is the environmental impact?
Global warming happens and causes temperature to rise this can cause breeding of mosquitoes that carry diseases. Nitrogen oxide causes acid rain damaging buildings,plants. and lower air quality makes breathing harder and causing lung issues. It can cause the Ozone to be destroyed.
Reactions endo- or exothermic?
The reactions are exothermic the pollution's are going up into the atmosphere causing problems for humans, animals, and plants.
Who is affected by this Chemistry?
plants, animals, people with asthma, old people, unborn children, and people with cardiovascular.
How important is the chemisty?
Very important because the pollution's if not controlled how much is released can cause problems in the Ozone, and kill humans, and plants.
-We breath in about 2 gallons of air every minute.
-Vehicle emissions contribute to 45% of the Global warming.
- 335,000 Americans die of lung cancer, which is a direct result of Air pollution's.