Basic Rain

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Jeremy Feng 1A
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Basic Rain

Postby Jeremy Feng 1A » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Is it possible, given the proper scenario, for basic rain to occur?

Ronak Singh
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Re: Basic Rain

Postby Ronak Singh » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 am

Technically it is possible in certain conditions, but there are usually more acidic species in the atmosphere that over power the basic species and result in rain usually being slightly acidic.

AdityaGuru1H
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Re: Basic Rain

Postby AdityaGuru1H » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:23 am

I don't want to say 100% no but it would be highly unlikely as acidic rain occurs due to nonmetal oxides in the atmosphere such as CO2 and for basic rain to theoretically occur there would need to be basic oxides in the atmosphere which doesn't occur in large enough quantities to make the rain basic

Karina Koo 2H
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Re: Basic Rain

Postby Karina Koo 2H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:03 am

Its probably possible on a different planet but since our atmosphere has a lot of CO2, probably not on earth.

Angel Chen 2k
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Re: Basic Rain

Postby Angel Chen 2k » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:30 pm

It might not be possible on Earth because other than CO2, there are other pollutants in the air that result in slightly acidic rain.

davidryan3f
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Re: Basic Rain

Postby davidryan3f » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:49 pm

I don't think it could physically happen in the conditions present on earth but it is certainly chemically possible.


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