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Pollution of air

Subject: Chemistry
Grade: Upper Secondary
Publisher: YDP
Resource types: Class activity
Resource ID: d774
At the end of this activity, students should be able to:
– describe the composition of air and the structure of the atmosphere
– explain how the contemporary atmosphere evolved
– explain the carbon cycle and discuss how it is disturbed by human activities
– explain why the increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2 contributes to global warming, and what the probable results of a prolonged greenhouse effect would be
– indicate the sources of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides
– explain the phenomenon of acid rain
– describe the formation of photochemical smog
– explain how CFCs disrupt the ozone layer.

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Pollution of air
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Air and the atmosphere
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Nitrogen oxides and...
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