CHAPTER 1: THE AIR WE BREATHE
1. These gases are found in the troposphere: Rn, CO2, CO, O2, Ar, N2.
a. Rank them in order of their abundance in the troposphere. N2>O2>Ar>CO2>CO>Rn
b. For which of these gases is it convenient to express
Chapter 4: Energy, chemistry, and society
1. List three fossil fuels.
b. What is the origin of fossil fuels? The biomass from dead and decaying plants and animals accumulated and settled into lake beds and
1. The chapter opens with these words: Neeru, shouei, maima, aqua. In any language, water is the
most abundant compound on the surface of the Earth.
a. Explain the term compound and also why water is not an element.
Chapter 3: the chemistry of Climate Change
1. The surface temperatures of both Venus and Earth are warmer than would be expected on the basis
of their respective distances from the Sun. Explain.
The atmospheric gases on both these world
Chapter 2: Protecting the Ozone Layer
1. How does ozone differ from oxygen in its chemical formula? In its properties?
The chemical formula for Oxygen is: O2
The chemical formula for Ozone is: O3
The key differences between Oxygen (O2)
Chapter 6: neutralizing the threat of acid rain
1. This chapter opens with a discussion of ocean acidification.
a. Seawater contains many salts, including sodium chloride. Write its chemical formula.
Sodium = Na
Chloride - Cl