Acid Rain Formation

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Hannah Faris 1C
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Acid Rain Formation

Postby Hannah Faris 1C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:37 pm

Hi, can someone re-explain acid rain formation for me? My notes on this aren't very helpful or clear.

Thanks!!

Ronak Singh
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby Ronak Singh » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Acidic oxides, such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, mix with water in the atmosphere and form acids such as sulfurous acid.

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:59 pm

carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, and other byproducts from the use of fossil fuels for example mix with water to produce that acidic solution in the rain.

Riley Dean 2D
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby Riley Dean 2D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:18 am

Acidic rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide mix with water molecules and create acid, acid rain can be prevented by lowering emissions and using more renewable energy sources

Manas_Varma_4B
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby Manas_Varma_4B » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:23 pm

Compounds such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides mix with water in the atmosphere to form acids, which eventually have the capability to harm the soil and hence the flora.

Anna O 2C
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby Anna O 2C » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Also a good point to know is that the water and sulfuric acid mix to create h2so4

AngelaZ 1J
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Re: Acid Rain Formation

Postby AngelaZ 1J » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:23 pm

From the lecture slides:
Sulfur dioxide + water → sulphurous acid
SO2(g) + H2O(l) → H2SO3(aq)
SO2(g) comes from burning petroleum products, coal, etc.
SO2(g) reacts with water vapor to form acidic rain.


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