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299. The Chemistry in the Atmosphere

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To succeed in this topic, you need to:
Be familiar with the properties of gases and presence of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Be familiar with redox chemistry in terms of oxidising and reducing conditions.
Be familiar with human activity producing pollutants in the atmosphere.
Be familiar with the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

Be able to describe the structure and composition of the Earth’s atmosphere, including the respective boundaries.
Be able to describe the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere, from its primeval composition.
Be aware of key atmospheric chemical reactions relating to atmospheric pollutants and the conditions involved.

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September 2019

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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