Greenhouse gases - Environmental ecology and Climate Change

Q.  Which of the following is not Greenhouse gases?

1. Nitrous oxide
2. Ozone
3. Argon
4. Nitrogen dioxide
5. Chlorofluorocarbons

- Published on 07 Jul 15

a. 1,4
b. 3,4,5
c. 3,4
d. None

ANSWER: 3,4
 
A greenhouse gas is any gaseous compound in the atmosphere that is capable of absorbing infrared radiation, thereby trapping and holding heat in the atmosphere. The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.

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