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  • Acid In Acid Rain
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    Acid rain refers to all types of precipitation-rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog-that is acidic in nature. Acidic means that these forms of water have a pH lower than the 5.6 average of rainwater. Acid rain kills aquatic life, trees, crops and other vegetation, damages buildings and monuments, corrodes copper and lead piping, damages such man-made things as automobiles, reduces soil fertility and can cause toxic metals to leach into underground drinking water sources. Rain is naturally acidic because...
  • Major Problem For The Water Cycle
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    The hydrological cycle is vital in the world today, if the cycle was not occurring and operating then the world in which we live would not be able to function properly, because the hydrological cycle is the circular movement of the water from clouds to the ground through the precipitation and into rivers and lakes and also the ocean. At this point it usually transpires from plants or evaporates from rivers lakes and seas from the heat of the sun causing the water to rise and be taken as water va...
  • Acid Rain In The Water
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    Acid Rain (The Environmental Effects) My first question is, What is Acid Rain You hear about it all the time in the news and it is very important to the earths ecosystem. In simple terms, acid rain is rain that is more acidic than normal. All objects in nature have a certain level of acicicity but acid rain has too much acid in it. Acid rain is a complicated problem, caused by air pollution. Acid rain's spread and damage involves weather, chemistry, soil, and the life cycles of plants and animal...
  • Acid Rain Acid Rain Forms
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    Acid Rain Acid rain forms when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce rain, snow, or another kind of precipitation. This kind of pollution may also be suspended in fog or deposited in a dry form. Acid rain is most common in North America and Europe. Acid rain has also been detected in other areas of the world such as tropical rain forests of Africa. Canada has placed limitations on the sulfur emissions. The United States has not, so the emissions may stil...
  • Similar Research Project On Soil Acidity
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    RESEARCH PROJECT RESEARCH QUESTION: How does the level of acid in a soil effect plant growth and yield METHOD: First potting mix was put into twelve equally sized pots. The pots will be divided into three groups of four pots. Three of the four groups was treated with solutions of water and hydrochloric acids, these solutions were of varying degrees of acidity. The first group will be the control and therefore will be untreated. The second group will be treated with a 1 molar acid, the third grou...
  • Location Of A Sulfuric Acid Plant
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    Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the 'unhealthy' condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric acid, some of its uses ...
  • Acidic Y Of Ph 2
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    Acid Rain is caused by pollution containing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and ozone (SO'y, NOx, and O'y) is released into the air. These chemicals are absorbed into clouds and results in Acid Precipitation (Acid Rain, Acid Snow, Acid Hail, Acid Sleet). When the chemicals aren't absorbed into clouds, they can drift for miles and fall to the ground, resulting in Acid Deposition, or dry deposition. When Acid Rain falls into water it is mixed in with the normal water and causes the pH of the entir...
  • Acetic Acid And Iso Pentyl Alcohol
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    INTRODUCTION Isopentyl acetate, 'banana oil', is a naturally occurring compound that possesses a distinctive odor. It is found in bananas, as well as many other organisms. This experiment attempts to produce iso pentyl acetate by heating under reflux, which involves heating the mixture in a flask with a condenser placed vertically in the neck since any escaping vapours condense and run back into the flask, by combining iso pentyl alcohol with acetic acid and an acid catalyst. The product was iso...
  • Ml Hcl L Molarity Naoh Now
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    Titration of an Acid with a Base Jeff Barker Chem. A-1 Wednesday, May 17, 2000 Introduction: When you combine strong acids and bases, perfect ionization is achieved. This means that all that is left after the reactions are water and the spectator ion. The definition of an acid is a substance that produces hydronium ions when dissolved in water. Acids have a pH range from 1-6. Bases release hydroxide ions when dissolved in water, with a pH level of 8-14. There are different segments of acids and ...
  • Chemicals In Acid Mine Drainage
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    The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage INTRODUCTION Imagine going fishing on a cool Autumn day, the trees are all different shades of orange, brown and red and the birds are singing their beautiful songs, but their is a serious problem because when you arrive at the river all plant and animal life are gone. This is by no means a recent phenomenon. This is due to the effects of acid rock drainage (ARD). This is a problem that has been occurring since ancient times, but it was not until the 1...
  • Acid Rain Program
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    Acid rain is a problem that has plagued earth for years. It is poisoning our waters, animals, plants, soil, and more. It is a problem that can not be ignored or it might have catastrophic results on our environment. Acid rain is caused by air pollution, which is due to man-made actions. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil, which is used to produce the electricity we need to he...
  • Copper Metal In Concentrated Nitric Acid
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    3 Cu + 8 HNO 3 - 3 Cu (NO 3) 2 + 2 NO + 4 H 2 O The balanced equation seen on the top is what you attain when you place copper metal in concentrated nitric acid. In this process the identifiable characteristics of the metal will be completely changed and a new substance, cupric nitrate, will be formed. Copper forms two series of chemical compounds: cuprous, and cupric. Cuprous compounds are easily oxidized to cupric, in many cases by simple exposure to air; cupric compounds are stable. When nitr...
  • Probe Into The Beaker Of Tap Water
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    TJ Gentile Bio lab 11/18/2003 Mrs. Trunfio Experiment 3: Acids and Bases Hypothesis: My Hypothesis is that Aspirin would be the Best buffer because it has a strong acid content and it May be able to withstand changes better. Materials Needed: -CBL System -TI Graphing Calculator -Venire pH System -Venire DIN adapter Cable -250- mL beaker -Various Biological Organisms -Various Non Biological Organisms -Graphical Analysis or graph paper -. 10 M HCI (ACID) with Dropper -. 10 M NaOH (Base) with Dropp...
  • Slightly Acidic Ph
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    Review the effect of acid rain on the local distributions of fish and aquatic invertebrates. What are the biological reasons for the disappearance of these animals as pH falls? Humans produce about 160% of the natural emissions of sulphur. This is compared with about 5-10% in the case of carbon dioxide and nitrogen (Krebs, 2001). Combustion of fossil fuels, according to Krebs (2001) has 'altered the sulphur cycle more than any of the other nutrient cycles'. Sulphur is quickly oxidized in the atm...
  • Reactions Of Metals With Water And Acid
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    Determination of a Chemical Formula Introduction: This lab will show us how we can use acid-base titration to find molecular formulas of compounds. Specifically, we will be working with Zinc, Calcium, Hydrochloric Acid, and Water. Data: Calculations: See notebook tear-out under "Calculations" heading Discussion: The purpose of this lab was to observe the reactions of metals with water and acid. We used Zinc and Calcium specifically. As I expected, the Calcium samples were more reactive to both w...
  • 90 Per Cent Of The Acid Rain
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    Acid from the clouds Lake Barkevatn in Aust-Alder county used to have healthy stocks of trout and perch. As a result of acid rain, the trout stock died out in the mid-1970's and the perch stock at the beginning of the 1980's. + Precipitation that is polluted by sulphur dioxide (SO 2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) is known as acid rain. + Acidity is measured in pH units: the lower the pH, the more acidic the substance. Unpolluted rain has a pH of roughly 5.6, but there are natural variations. Acid ra...
  • Acidity In Acid Rain
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    First of all, as the name suggests, acid rain is rain that is too acidic; with a pH of 5 or below. PH is based on the concentration of hydrogen ions. Acid Rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. These major contributing pollutants come from factories, power plants, automobile exhaust, chemical fertilizers, and other sources. Acid rain harms man-made objects as well as humans, animals, plants, aquatic systems, soils, forest, and etc. The list goes on and on. Acid rain ...
  • Sources Of Acid Rain And The Damage
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    Acid Rain Acid rain is a term which is used to describe a variety of processes which might more accurately be referred to as acidic deposition. Natural rainfall is slightly acidic due to dissolved carbon dioxide, picked up in the atmosphere. Organisms and ecosystems all over the planet have adapted to the slightly acidic nature of normal rain, and thus it poses no environmental problems. It is an increase in the acidity of rain, caused by human activities such as the combustion of fossil fuels, ...
  • Acid Rain
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    Acid rain forms high in the clouds in a gaseous form. Theses gasses stay in the atmosphere until they come in contact with rain that dissolves the gasses. A mild solution of sulfuric and nitric acid is formed. These drops fall to the earth and get into our water table beneath the surface. From there they are collected into streams, rivers, and lakes that eventually will lead to the ocean. Rain isn't the only form acidity falls to the earth. About half of all the acidity falls back through dry de...
  • Pollution Acid Rain Acid Rain Pollution
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    Pollution ACID RAIN ACID RAIN Pollution comes in various forms. Whether it's toxic waste, CFC?'s, or sewage, they are all hazardous, to the earth. These can deplete the earth and it's inhabitants of resources, causing a harmful change. A product of pollution is acid rain. We shall see that acidification is harmful to all forms of life. Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is polluted by sulphur dioxide (SO 2), and nitrogen oxides (NOX). This acid precipitation can be in the form of rain, ...

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