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Air pollution

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The emission of gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), hydrocarbons (HCs) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the air can cause undesirable health effects. These gases interact to ... More


The empire of lead

John Emsley

in The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192805997
eISBN:
9780191916410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192805997.003.0019
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Lead is useful, surprising, unpredictable, dangerous – and deadly. Lead is useful. Previous generations found it to be an essential part of civilized ... More


Divorce and Reconciliation: Radical Recombination

Peter Atkins

in Reactions: The private life of atoms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695126
eISBN:
9780191918445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695126.003.0016
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

In Reaction 3 you saw that a radical is a species with at least one unpaired electron. An ‘unpaired electron’ is a single electron that is present in the ... More


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