Nitrogen Oxide
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Nitrogen Oxide

Nitrogen oxide may refer to a binary compound of oxygen and nitrogen, or a mixture of such compounds:




Atmospheric sciences

In atmospheric chemistry:

  • (or NOx) refers to the sum of NO and NO2.[1][2]
  • (or NOy) = the sum of all oxidized atmospheric odd-nitrogen species (e.g. NOx + HNO3 + HNO2 + etc.)
  • (or NOz) = NOy - NOx

See also


  1. ^ United States Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7602
  2. ^ Seinfeld, John H.; Pandis, Spyros N. (1997), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change, Wiley-Interscience, ISBN 0-471-17816-0

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