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Nitrogen Dioxide is a greenhouse gas

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Is nitrogen dioxide the primary greenhouse gas?

No. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas that we can do something about.


Is nitrogen the most important gas in greenhouse gases?

No, carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, not nitrogen.


What are the five greenhouse gases?

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Is nitrogen oxide a greenhouse gas?

Nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide (together abbreviated NOx) are both greenhouse gases as well as carbon dioxide (CO2), tropospheric ozone (O3), methane (CH4), and water vapor.



Which is the minor green house gas in the stratosphere?

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Is nitrogen or water vapor the strong greenhouse gas?

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Examples of greenhouse gases?

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What is one example of a greenhouse gas?

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Is smoke a greenhouse gas?

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What pollutant is a brown gas?

Nitrogen Dioxide Nitrogen Dioxide


Formula for nitrogen dioxide gas?

Nitrogen dioxide is NO2


How does greenhouse gas affect plants?

Greenhouse gases affect plants by affecting their growth cycle. Greenhouse gases contain high levels of carbon dioxide and methane, which limit nitrogen availability.


Is sulfur dioxide a greenhouse gas?

In short no. It is however one of the main contributors to acid rain and sulphur dioxide dissolves in rain water to form sulphurous acid. The main greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen oxides (which also causes acid rain). Nitrogen oxide is a small percentage greenhouse gas (approx 6-7%) but is still significant because it is about 300 times more potent that carbon dioxide at 'trapping' solar radiation.


Explain why carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas.?

A greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs infrared radiation, traps heat in the atmosphere, and contributes to the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons are examples of greenhouse gases.


Why can you see the movement of nitrogen dioxide gas in a container but not carbon dioxide?

Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas while nitrogen dioxide is a gas with a reddish-brown color.


Does natural gas produce greenhouse gases?

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Are oxygen and nitrogen important greenhouse gases?

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Carbon dioxide is heavier then air how can it be a greenhouse gas?

Gases mix when in contact, they do not separate. If they did the atmosphere of the Earth would be in layers - carbon dioxide, argon, oxygen, nitrogen - as the gas specific gravity decreases.


Which atmospheric gas is a naturally occurring greenhouse gas?

Carbon dioxide or CO2 is a naturally occurring greenhouse gas.


What is the physical state of nitrogen dioxide?

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The primary mechanism by which CO2 contributes to global warming is what?

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Formula for nitrogen dioxide gas and designate physical state?

formula for nitrogen dioxide gas and designate physical


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