Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 6 - Thermochemistry - Questions - Page 286: 22


Given the reaction, we see that the photosynthesis process takes $CO_2$, a greenhouse gas, and converts it into $O_2$. Therefore, the cutting down of forests, therefore, limits this process and the amount of $CO_2$ which can be converted into $O_2$. As a result, the cutting down of forests exacerbates the greenhouse effect by allowing less $CO_2$ to be converted into $O_2$.

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