# Is air an example of a gaseous solution?

Mar 5, 2017

Yes, consisting of mainly nitrogen, followed by oxygen and then miscellaneous gases.

#### Explanation:

The term "air" is a solution of many elements.

As you can see, more than $\frac{3}{4}$ of the atmosphere consists of nitrogen.

Air is more concentrated near the Earth's surface and "thins out" as the altitude increases, in which there is less oxygen.

"Nitrogen accounts for 78% of the atmosphere, oxygen 21% and argon 0.9%. Gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, methane, and ozone are trace gases that account for about a tenth of one percent of the atmosphere" (http://climate.ncsu.edu/edu/k12/.AtmComposition).

Also take into account water vapour. Over large bodies of water, the water vapour concentration in the atmosphere is exponentially larger than let's say, a desert.

Hope this helps :)