Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is an extremely toxic gas, readily detected by its acrid Chlorine like smell at low concentrations. Concentrations as low as 4ppm can anaesthetise the nose leading to a false sense of security and over exposure. Additionally it will readily combine with water to form Nitric Acid. As it is a component of vehicle and power station exhaust gases it is a major factor in acid rain. It is readily combines with water to form Nitric acid and as such attacks mucous membranes in the nose and throat.
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Sources of NO2:
- vehicle exhausts
- Thermal power stations
- pulp mills
- butane heaters
- gas stoves.
NO2 is also produced in industry being used as an inhibitor to prevent polymerisation of acrylates during distillation; as a nitrating agent for organic compounds; as an oxidising agent; as a rocket fuel; as a flour bleaching agent and in increasing the wet strength of paper.