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Can air have a chemical reactions?

Air is a mixture of many compounds like nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, etc. Other than Argon (which is very chemically un-reactive), all compounds that make up air can and do take part in chemical reactions under the right conditions. For example, a forest fire is a chemical reaction between carbon in the forest and oxygen in the air. The nitrogen and oxygen in the air also react chemically when heat energy is supplied to form NO and NO2.