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Which of the following greenhouse gas has the greatest heat-trapping ability per molecule?

Which of the following greenhouse gas has the greatest heat-trapping ability per molecule?

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A. Chlorofluorocarbon
B. Methane
C. Carbon dioxide
D. Nitrous oxide
E. Carbon monoxide

This question is part of Environmental Science Quiz (HS - AP)
Asked by Alexacad, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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Answered Dec 14, 2018

The answer to this question is A. Chlorofluorocarbon has the greatest heat trapping ability per molecule of the list of answers. Chlorofluorocarbons, which is also commonly referred to as CFCs, consist of three different things: chlorine, carbon, and fluorine. Although you may have never heard of the term chlorofluorocarbon or the term CFCs before, you are probably familiar with Freon, which is a commonly used source of refrigeration or in cars. Many people recommend not using CFCs be...Read More
 

l.Steven

L.Steven

Answered Jan 07, 2018

Chlorofluorocarbon has the greatest heat-trapping ability per molecule. Also referred to as CFCs, they are composed of carbon, fluorine, and chlorine. They are commonly referred to as Freon, which is the Dupont brand name. CFCs are commonly used as propellants, as refrigerants, and as different solvents to dissolve some solutes. CFCs can cause the ...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 16, 2017

Carbohydrate
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 16, 2017

Chlorofluorocarbon
 

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