C1 Revision (Air Pollutants)

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A pollutant is a harmful substance emitted into the environment that contaminates the environment or atmosphere.

Examples of Pollutants:

·         Carbon Dioxide

·         Carbon Monoxide

·         Carbon Particulates (soot)

·         Nitrogen Oxide

·         Sulphur Dioxide

Composition of the Atmosphere:

Nitrogen (78%)

Oxygen (21%)

Other Gases, Argon, Carbon Dioxide (make up 1%)

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Sources of Pollution (3 Common):

·         Combustion of fossil fuels

·         Fertilisers

·         Aerosols and Refrigerants

 

Effects on the Environment:

Carbon Dioxide: the excess

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