Rubber tires deteriorate more rapidly in polluted areas than in the countryside. What is the major factor affecting the reaction rate that accounts for this observation?
Tires are made up of rubber that produces very harmful smoke when they are burnt. Along with the rubber, fillers and plasticizers are also present. Tires take fifty to eighty years to decompose naturally.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Rubber tires deteriorate more rapidly in polluted areas than in the countryside because of the presence of man-made ozone. This ozone interacts with the tire rubber and therefore, the tires dry rot more quickly as compared to the countryside, where pollution is less. Tire dust also has a devastating effect on the environment (oceans) as it is the largest producer of microplastic.
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