Acid Rain


is a form of air pollution which is the cause of a lot of environmental damage now and in the past. It is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine whith atmospheric moisture in a result it forms sulfuric (so2) and nitric (Nox) acids.
What affects when it hits the surface is a lot, for example kills more than 600 million trees a year. Also in Northern Europe has worn away buildings, killed crops, and threatened to polish off the fish life in freshwater lakes. Also, it has damaged 34 percent of West Germany's forests. In the united states it has contaminated the Ohio rive valleys and may other mid Atlantic states, but they are seeing a large decrease in the acidity in their ...

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the aqueous phase, sulfur dioxide occurs as three species.

[S {iv}] [So2{aq}]+[+1S03-] +[So32-]

This process occurs by a twofold process.

1) So2 (aq) H++H S o3-
2)H so3-(aq ) h++ So32-

The establishment of the equilibrium is dependent upon such things as ph. , droplet size, "sticking coefficient" for So2 on water, etc.
What was being done to prevent acid rain was the 1995 implementation of phase one of the clean air act amendment of 1990. Authors say that it has cleaned up a lot of pollution and decreased the amount of acidity of the precipitation especially in the east.
What I thin should be done is that we should pay more attention to the pollution that cars and factories put into the air and figure out more ways to reduce the amount of that those two sources are putting into the air. ...

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