Acid deposition

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Acid deposition

Postby Isabella Barkett 1G » Sun May 27, 2018 5:47 pm

How is acid deposition formed?

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Re: Acid deposition

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Sun May 27, 2018 10:16 pm

This is what I found. Hope it helps.

Acid deposition aka Acid rain is caused by a chemical reaction that begins when compounds like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. These substances can rise very high into the atmosphere, where they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form more acidic pollutants, known as acid rain. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides dissolve very easily in water and can be carried very far by the wind. As a result, the two compounds can travel long distances where they become part of the rain, sleet, snow, and fog that we experience on certain days

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Re: Acid deposition

Postby Ignacio Ramirez 1J » Tue May 29, 2018 6:09 pm

Acid precipitation is often caused by the release of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere where they combine with atmospheric gases and water to create more acidic compounds. These chemicals are released during the combustion of fossil fuels from places like power plants, factories. Acid rain can also be caused by natural phenomena, like volcanoes, but is more commonly caused by humans burning fossil fuels.

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