Sunday, October 23, 2005

Chemistry-The Car1

Two hundred million motor vehicles are travelling the roads of the world. They are covering 2 million million miles a year and burning 70 billion litres of petrol. From their exhausts come 40 million tonnes of carbon monoxide, 4 million tonnes of nitrogen oxide, 4 million tonnes of hydrocarbons and 0.2 million tonnes of lead. These pollutants are discharged at the street level where people cannot avoid inhaling them.

To be continued

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