Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

By Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

This new version of Mark Jacobson's textbook offers a complete advent to the historical past and technology of the key pollution and weather difficulties that face the area at the present time, in addition to the strength and coverage recommendations to these difficulties. each bankruptcy has been introduced thoroughly up to date with new facts, figures, and textual content. there's a new extra bankruptcy on large-scale options to weather and pollution difficulties. Many extra colour pictures and diagrams and lots of extra examples and homework difficulties were further. this can be an awesome introductory textbook on pollution for college kids taking classes in atmospheric chemistry and physics, meteorology, environmental technology, Earth technology, civil and environmental engineering, chemistry, environmental legislation and politics, and town making plans and legislation. it is going to additionally shape a worthy reference textual content for researchers, and an creation to the topic for basic audiences.

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Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library. a product of chlorine reactions in the upper atmosphere. NO2 (g) and SO2 (g) are both precursors of acid deposition. NH3 (g) is a major aerosol particle precursor in photochemical smog. won a Nobel Prize for isolating fluorine and inventing the electric arc furnace. Today, HF(g) is a product of chemical reactions in the upper atmosphere involving anthropogenically emitted fluorine compounds. 11. Hydrofluoric Acid (Gas) A meticulous artist at his craft, Scheele also discovered hydrofluoric acid gas [HF(g)] in 1773.

Cm−3 . 0 g mol−1 . 55 × 1019 molec. 02252 × 1023 molec. 29 ␮g-O3 (g) m−3 . 8. 1. What are the main differences between gases and aerosol particles? 2. What compound might you expect to form on the surface of a statue made of marble or limestone (both of which contain calcium carbonate) if aqueous sulfuric acid deposits onto the statue? 3. Describe one experiment you could devise to isolate molecular oxygen. 4. What was the fundamental flaw with the theory of phlogiston? 5. Why did Lavoisier name oxygen as he did?

In his most important experiment, he burned the element mercury (Hg) in air to form bright red mercuric oxide [HgO(s)], a powder. 17. (a) Joseph Priestley (1733–1804). (b) Reconstruction of Priestley’s oxygen apparatus. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library. removed. Burning mercuric oxide in a vacuum released oxygen so that it was the only gas in the container. Due to the container’s high oxygen content, flammable material burned more readily in the container than in regular air.

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