Problem: Greenhouse gases absorbed by the atmosphere are IR active, and The Greenhouse Effect is the process where infrared radiation from the Sun is absorbed by gases in the atmosphere, thus helping to heat the Earth. True or false?

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When infrared energy is absorbed by a matter, the infrared causes the molecules (bonds) to bend and vibrate. The matter gains kinetic energy which causes an increase in temperature.

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Greenhouse gases absorbed by the atmosphere are IR active, and The Greenhouse Effect is the process where infrared radiation from the Sun is absorbed by gases in the atmosphere, thus helping to heat the Earth. True or false?

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