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The science of thunderstorms – thunder, lightning, and chemical reactions

07-Aug-2018

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The science of thunderstorms – thunder, lightning, and chemical reactions

Having already looked at the chemistry behind the smell of rain, here’s a look at some of the science behind thunderstorms. How does lightning happen, what gives it its blue-violet tinge, and what does it have to do with plant growth?

Topics
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • ozone
  • nitrogen oxides
  • nitrates
  • electricity
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