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So plants and mud have a smell just like your ice-cream so when the water droplet touches the mud and makes it wet
When lightning strikes,diatomic molecules of oxygen and nitrogen (containing 2atoms) are split, and rearrange to create nitric oxide (NO)and ozone, or O3. Ozonemolecules are carried down by droplets of rain to contribute to the scent.
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Actinomycetes, a type of bacteria found in soil, secrete a compound called geosmin , which is released from soil into the air by raindrops. Geosmin in the air can be detected by the human nose at less than 5 parts per trillion
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Raindrops that move at a slower rate tend to produce more aerosols; this serves as an explanation for why the petrichor is more common after light rains. Actinomycetes is the bacterium responsible for producing spores in soil.
Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), "rock", or petros (πέτρος), "stone", and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.
So as you know rain has a distinct smell much like a pleasent and relaxing one so today we are gonna learn and know all about it.
So in conclusion we got to learn a lot about the smell of rain or petrichor so I hope you enjoy the lesson and I will meet you again later
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