Science- Air Quality (C1)

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Name the percentage of the gases in the atmosphere
21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, 1% argon
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What does carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause?
Global warming- This is the increase in temperature of the earth's atmosphere which attributes to the greenhouse effect
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What is the greenhouse effect?
Income and outcome of radiation that warms the earth
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What gases are relased during combustion?
Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide
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What does sulfur dioxide cause?
It causes acid rain which can damage or kill crops and trees and also damages buildings
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Describe the atmospher of the earth in the past and explain how sedimentary rocks are formed
Early earth's atmosphere was mainly made up of carbon dioxide and water vapour that came from volcanoes. When the earth cooled, the water vapour condensed to form oceans. Carbon dioxide dissolved in the oceans to form sedimentary rocks
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What is oxidation?
Oxidation is when chemicals join with oxygen
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What is reduction?
Reduction is when oxygen is removed from a chemical
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What is global warming?
Global warming is when the combustion of fossil fuel releases CO2 into the atmosphere which causes the earth to become warmer
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What is incomplete combustion?
It's when there isn't enough oxygen to burn fuels completely, so carbon monoxide (CO) is produced and it is a very poisonous gas.
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