Photochemical smog contribution of volatile organic compounds. by J. L. Hedon

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Published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Sold by OECD Publications and Information Center] in Paris, [Washington, D.C .

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  • Photochemical smog.,
  • Organic compounds -- Environmental aspects.

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Other titlesVolatile organic compounds.
ContributionsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
LC ClassificationsTD884.3 .H43 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination98 p. ;
Number of Pages98
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Open LibraryOL3087175M
ISBN 109264122974
LC Control Number82189141

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photochemical oxidants, which make up photochemical smog. Nitric oxide combines with water vapour in the atmosphere to form nitric acid, which is one of the components of acid rain.

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