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UC Berkeley Chemists Identify Missing Nitrogen Oxide Pollutant In Atmosphere

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March 26, 2002
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Along the route from tailpipe through atmosphere, nitrogen oxides - collectively known as NOx compounds - react with hydrocarbons to form a variety of nitrogen-containing pollutants, including nitric acid, the cause of acid rain. Until now, however, as much as half the resulting nitrogen oxide has been unaccounted for in the atmosphere, leaving air pollution models incomplete.

Berkeley - Along the route from tailpipe through atmosphere, nitrogen oxides - collectively known as NOx compounds - react with hydrocarbons to form a variety of nitrogen-containing pollutants, including nitric acid, the cause of acid rain. Until now, however, as much as half the resulting nitrogen oxide has been unaccounted for in the atmosphere, leaving air pollution models incomplete.


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University Of California - Berkeley. (2002, March 26). UC Berkeley Chemists Identify Missing Nitrogen Oxide Pollutant In Atmosphere. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020326073218.htm
University Of California - Berkeley. "UC Berkeley Chemists Identify Missing Nitrogen Oxide Pollutant In Atmosphere." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020326073218.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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