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Steven S. Zumdahl
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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Although the earth was formed from the same interstellar material as the sun, there is little elemental hydrogen (H2) in the earth’s atmosphere. Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The explanation of the given statement “Although the Earth was formed from the same interstellar material as the sun, there is little elemental hydrogen (H2) in the Earth’s atmosphere,” is to be stated.

Concept introduction: The natural phenomenon that brought all the things (that have some mass) towards each other is known as gravity.

Hydrogen is the lightest element.

To explain: The given statement “Although the Earth was formed from the same interstellar material as the sun, there is little elemental hydrogen (H2) in the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Explanation

Explanation

The simplest element in the universe is hydrogen. The composition of hydrogen in the Earth’s atmosphere is very small, that is, 55ppm . When Earth was formed, the composition of hydrogen was very high. But due to heat and solar winds, the thick layer of hydrogen got depleted from the atmosphere

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