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Distinctive smell of rain is because of plant oils, geosmin and ozone

Fact - The distinctive smell that fills the air when rain falls on dry soil is because of oils from plants and a bacterial compound called geosmin. If there is lightning, you'll get to smell ozone too!
Pic Credits: © 2008 jenny downing | blades of chaos | CC BY-SA | Modified

The distinctive smell that fills the air when rain falls on dry soil is because of oils from plants, a bacterial compound called geosmin. And if there is lightning, you’ll get to smell ozone too!

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