Definitions for "NITROGEN DIOXIDE"
A pollutant that causes smog and acid rain, as well as eye, throat, and lung irritation. Nitrogen dioxide (chemical symbol NO2) is mainly produced by burning fossil fuels (e.g., emissions from burning gasoline in a car).
CAS Number: 10102-44-0. A toxic, reddish-brown gas that is a strong oxidizing agent. It is produced by combustion (as of fossil fuels), and is an atmospheric pollutant. Chemical formula = NO2. Molecular weight = 46.0055 g/mol.
A major component of photochemical smog, produced by oxygen combining with nitric acid from vehicle emissions in the atmosphere.
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