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Ch 19: Chemistry of the Atmosphere

About This Chapter

Learn about the chemistry of the atmosphere, including topics such as greenhouse gases and fossil fuels. You'll find these lessons to be a helpful resource when completing a homework assignment or preparing for a test.

Chemistry of the Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, you'll review specifics aspects of the chemistry of the atmosphere. Some of the subjects covered include global warming and carbon footprint. After completing the chapter, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Define atmosphere and discuss layers, gases, and pressure
  • Discuss the atmosphere on earth
  • Explain greenhouse gases and the enhanced greenhouse effect
  • Describe fossil fuels and global warming
  • Understand the effect of carbon footprint

Our subject matter experts present the information in these short videos in an engaging manner. Their teaching strategy includes plenty of helpful examples to ensure the material is easily understood. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and review topics in order of preference so that you are in control of the learning process. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Chemistry of the Atmosphere
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What is Atmosphere? - Layers, Gases & Pressure

1. What is Atmosphere? - Layers, Gases & Pressure

The atmosphere surrounds us wherever we go and is necessary for our survival. This lesson will cover the properties and layers of the atmosphere. After completing the lesson, test your knowledge with a short quiz.

The Atmosphere on Earth

2. The Atmosphere on Earth

This lesson describes the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, from its ancient past to the present day to how it's being changed by humans today. You'll learn about how outgassing, photosynthesis, and oceans all played a role in its formation, what air is composed of, and the real effect of human pollution on our changing atmosphere.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

3. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

4. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.

Carbon Footprint: Definition & Effect

5. Carbon Footprint: Definition & Effect

This lesson explains the concept of a carbon footprint. You'll learn its relationship to the carbon cycle and global warming and how a person, product, or service can reduce their carbon footprint.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

6. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Chapter Practice Exam
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