A naturally occurring volatile organic compound, is a component of petroleum and coal and is released by the burning of wood or tobacco.  It is also used in moth repellants, dyes and pharmaceuticals.  Like other nonmethane hydrocarbons, it reacts with NO in the atmosphere to produce NO2.  The NO2 is photolzed to produce NO and O.  The O then reacts with O2 to produce ozone.

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