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New highly reactive chemical discovered in the atmosphere

Millions of tonnes of a class of extremely reactive chemicals called hydrotrioxides can linger in the atmosphere for several hours, a new study has found, which could have implications for human health and the global climate. Chemicals interact extremely quickly with other compounds, and their presence means chemists will have to rethink how processes occur …

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New type of extremely reactive substance discovered in the atmosphere

A whole new class of super-reactive chemical compounds, the trioxides, have been discovered under atmospheric conditions. For the first time, an entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, in close collaboration with international colleagues, have documented the formation of so-called trioxides – a …

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A whole new type of highly reactive chemical has been discovered in the atmosphere

Every puff of air we take in is mostly nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen and a pinch of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate on. However, one of these mysteries has just been unraveled. Chemists have …

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