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Acid Rain

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:21 am
by Corryn Doll
What exactly causes acidic rain to form? Why is it possible for rain to be acidic?

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:19 pm
by Taizha 1C
Acidic rain forms from sulfur dioxide and nitrogen are released in to the air (as from coal power plants) and interact with water or oxygen.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 pm
by Sollie1G
This value is considered neutral—neither acidic or basic. Normal, clean rain has a pH value of between 5.0 and 5.5, which is slightly acidic. However, when rain combines with sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides—produced from power plants and automobiles—the rain becomes much more acidic.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:39 am
by lukezhang2C
The water molecules in rain react with pollutants in the air and becomes acidic in nature

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:46 pm
by Xingzheng Sun 2K
One more thing to know is that rain is normally acidic, and the acid rain is when rain is too acidic (more than normal).

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:01 pm
by 305127455
Mainly caused by chemicals like SO4^2- and NO3- coming from burning fossil fuels, such as coal.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:18 pm
by 605168557
It is possible for rain to be acidic because as it falls from the atmosphere, it collects impurities which change the pH of the rain water to be acidic or alkaline.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm
by AngelaZ 1J
SO2 reacts with water vapor to form acidic rain. (SO2 comes from burning petroleum products, coal, etc.)
SO2(g) + H2O(l) → H2SO3(aq)

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:39 pm
by SophiaKohlhoff4B
Is acid rain formed from SO2 or SO4?

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:45 pm
by cara_cavarretta_3F
SO2 as it results from fossil fuel combustion

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:24 am
by 805097738
is this info necessary for the test?

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am
by Madeline Phan 1E
Acid rain occurs when compounds like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released in the air and react chemically with water, oxygen, and other pollutants in the air.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:47 pm
by selatran1h
Acid rain is formed when pollutants in the air such as sulfur dioxide combine with water, causing the pH of rain to decrease and become more acidic.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:00 pm
by Maddie
Thank you, these responses helped to clarify alot

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:11 pm
by Ruby Richter 2L
What would be some of the environmental impacts of acid rain. Will we be asked about its effects or do we just need to know the reaction.

Re: Acid Rain

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:12 pm
by 505306205
I don't think we need to know its impact on the environment. We just need to know the chemical equations associated with it and that the primary acid in acid rain is carbonic acid.