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Nitrous Oxide

Dentists use Nitrous Oxide as an anesthetic and known as Laughing Gas. The molecular formula is N2O. It is also used in motor racing, rocketry and whip cream. Nitrous Oxide reacts with oxygen atoms and produces NO which has a negative effect on the ozone. It is actually has more impact on the ozone than carbon dioxide.