## acid rain formula

Acidity $K_{a}$
Basicity $K_{b}$
The Conjugate Seesaw $K_{a}\times K_{b}=K_{w}$

davidryan3f
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### acid rain formula

what is the chemical equation for acid rain?? I think we went over this in class but I missed it in my notes.

armintaheri
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### Re: acid rain formula

Depends on the pollutant in question. Sulfur dioxide is a common example:

$SO_{2}+H_{2}O\rightarrow H_{2}SO_{3}$

Sean_Rodriguez_1J
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### Re: acid rain formula

Based on what I have in my notes, the equation is
SO2(g) + H20(l) ---> H2SO3(aq). There should be an arrow going in the opposite direction (Sulphurous acid is a weak acid so the reaction can go the other way), but I don't know how to type that out.

Alli Hinmon 3E
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### Re: acid rain formula

It is really important to note that the "acid rain" is just an example of a Acid molecule that can donate more then one H+

Lynsea_Southwick_2K
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### Re: acid rain formula

will I get partial points for getting the reactants right but not the product?