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    The catalytic converter on your automobile contains small amounts of a precious metal catalyst. Which of the following components would you expect to be decreased in your tailpipe emissions by a properly functioning catalytic converter in your automobile (Choose all that apply):
    - water
    - carbon monoxide
    - carbon dioxide
    - hydrocarbons

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    A catalytic converter treats the exhaust before it leaves the car and removes a lot of the pollution.

    The catalytic converter reduces the unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide by burning (oxidizing) them over a platinum and palladium catalyst. Therefore it should ...

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