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



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 Coulter, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Jun 28, 2018

Out of all the greenhouse gases, it is chlorofluorocarbon that can be considered as the most popular. Chlorofluorocarbon is also known as CFC. This is known to trap heat. This explains why the world is getting hotter as the years pass by. Each atom is known to stay in the air for about 100 years.

This is known to destroy the ozone molecules for a long time. As the ozone layer becomes even weaker and thinner, the sun’s heat penetrates the earth’s atmosphere more and more. Take note that all of the options mentioned above can have heat-trapping features but CFCs may provide the worst effect.

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John Smith

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Answered Jun 11, 2017

Chlorofluorocarbon
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