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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Match each term with its most suitable description.

_____ carbon dioxide a. contains triple bond
_____ nitrate b. mined from sedimentary rock
_____ phosphate c. marine carbon source
_____ nitrogen gas d. soluble form, of nitrogen
_____ bicarbonate e. greenhouse gas

Summary Introduction

To match: The given terms with their appropriate descriptions.

Explanation

Carbon dioxide - e. greenhouse gas

Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, an atmospheric gas, which has the ability to absorb and reradiate heat energy, which helps keep the Earth warm enough to sustain life.

Nitrate - d. soluble form of nitrogen

Nitrate is the negatively charged ion and is highly soluble in water. Nitrates are the soluble form of nitrogen. It is the most preferred form of nitrogen nutrient for most plant species.

Phosphate - b. mined from sedimentary rock

Earth’s crust is the largest reservoir of phosphorus that is an element that does not occur as a gas in any significant quantity. It is an ion that abounds in rocks and sediments because little phosphorus exists in a gaseous form and its major reservoir is sedimentary rock...

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