In your edit which introduced Meta questions into your post you said (emphasis yours):
Second edit: It's fine with me if this is kept on hold but the help center says on topic world building topics include:
"Effects of events or world elements, including biology, technology and magic, on specific aspects of that world's societies, cultures, and environment."
This can be abbreviated to:
"Effects of world elements, including technology , on specific aspects of that world's environment."
The important part in this is not what you emphasised, but "that world's environment". You are not creating a new world, you are asking about our world. And you are not introducing any changes that would change the outcome in your world compared to our world. That's why it was put on hold for being off-topic.
When asking only about the real world other sites who focus on these things would get you better results. After all they focus on answering how the behaviour really is. When asking on WorldBuilding you should state what you are doing with this that would be off-topic as hypothetical (or something similar) on other sites.
What is your goal? What are you trying to create? Do you need to create certain gases for a scenario in your world and want to know what would need to be changed about our atmosphere, the behaviour of electricity, ...?
You state that it's an important aspect of WorldBuilding because it impacts technological advancement, but you are only looking at the impacts on our society and give no information about the world you are currently building.
If you intended to make this a general question about possible configurations you should try to ask something like "What are the major influences when thinking about which gases are created by a live, crackling, exposed wire?" That would mean answerers would have to say something about the general influence, not about our worlds special case.
Disclaimer: I don't know much about the topic and didn't bother to google it, so I am not sure if that example makes a lot of sense. If you need help with phrasing questions for the site you should have a look at our Sandbox.