Glossary of Chemistry in the Environment Quiz 4
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- Name a kind of skin cancer which might be caused by exposure to sunlight.
- basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma
- Draw and label a diagram of a refrigerator or an air conditioner. Show the condenser and all heat exchange coils.
- Write the formula for an ozone molecule.
- Above the atmosphere of earth, there is fairly continuous distribution of wavelengths of light. The environment filters this light so that most of the light waves reaching the surface of the earth are in the (x-ray/uv/visible/IR/u wave)range.
- You can see objects because (light goes out from your eye to the objects/light is reflected off the objects).
- light is reflected off the objects
- Loss of atmospheric ozone seems to be due to presence of the element ___________in the atmosphere.
- I don't really know but, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are in aerosol cans
- The ozone which protects us from UV light is present mostly in the (troposphere/stratosphere/ocean).
- Why are PM-10 and PM-2.5 pollution especially dangerous?
- PM can alter the body's defense systems against foreign materials, damage lung tissues, aggravate existing respiratory and cardiovascular disease, and can lead to cancer. In some cases, PM exposure can even lead to premature death.
The people who are most at risk are people with asthma, influenza, lung, heart, or cardiovascular disease, the elderly, and children.
- At one time, Russia proposed to spread soot across Siberia. This would have (cooled/warmed) the ground.
- warmed the ground?
- That process which produces and destroys ozone in the stratosphere is called the ________ Cycle.
- The Antarctic ozone hole appears during our (summer/winter).
- A black sock absorbs (red/blue/IR/UV/no/all) light and reflects (red/blue/infrared/ultraviolet/all/no) lgiht.
- Atmospheric chlorine appears to be produced by the refrigerant _______.
- A red star burns (hotter/cooler) than a blue or white star.
- One possible scenario for the beginning of life on our planet could have been the arrival of DNA or RNA particles on the (inside/outside) of meteorites.
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