Acid gases

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Description

Volatile acid precursors that react with moisture to produce destructive acidic compounds. Acid gases are produced by burning fossils fuels and are also released by some indoor construction materials such as paint, adhesives, wood, and cardboard. Examples of acid gases include formic acid, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

Synonyms and Related Terms

acidic gases

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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