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Greenhouse effect

AP.ENVSCI: STB‑4 (EU), STB‑4.C (LO), STB‑4.C.1 (EK), STB‑4.C.2 (EK), STB‑4.C.3 (EK), STB‑4.D (LO), STB‑4.D.1 (EK), STB‑4.E (LO), STB‑4.E.1 (EK)


Several factors influence how much a given greenhouse gas contributes to global warming, as shown in the table below.
Global warming potential (100 years)Residence time (years)Concentration (ppmv)
Carbon dioxide (COX2)\ce{(CO2)}15, minus, 200449
Methane (CHX4)\ce{(CH4)}2812, point, 41, point, 7, minus, 1, point, 8
Nitrous oxide (NX2O)\ce{(N2O)}2651211, point, 869
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFClX3)\ce{(CFCl3)}4, comma, 750450, point, 00022
Which greenhouse gas has the highest energy storage potential?
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