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The principal source of volatile organics (Hydrocarbons) is:


A
transportation
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B
industrial processes
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C
stationary fuel combustion
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D
volcanoes
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Solution

The correct option is B industrial processes

Ground-level ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds (VOCs), also known as hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides ($$N{ O }_{ x }$$) interact in the presence of sunlight. Sources of VOC and $$N{ O }_{ x }$$ emissions include:

large industry such as chemical manufacturers, and combustion sources such as power plants burning fossil fuels.

small industry such as gasoline-dispensing facilities, auto body paint shops, and print shops


Chemistry

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