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  • Acidity Of The Air And Acid Rain
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    ACID RAIN When fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline, and fuel oils are burned, they emit oxides of sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen into the air. These oxides combine with moisture in the air to form sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, and nitric acid. When it rains or snows, these acids are brought to Earth in what is called acid rain. During the course of the 20th century, the acidity of the air and acid rain have come to be recognized as a leading threat to the stability and quality of the Earth's envir...
  • Significant Cause Of Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain Essay written by Unknown When thought of acid rain, some people may think of green, burning acid falling from the sky, destroying everything in sight. This may be a bit ridiculous and hard to believe, but as absurd as it sound, it is not far from the truth. Acid deposition has long been a subject of debate because of the widespread environ-mental damage it is responsible for. As one of the major results of air pollution, acid rain can corrode metal and limestone structures, leach impor...
  • Effect Of Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain If you have ever wondered why precious monuments are fading away, or the reason your car starts to look old, or if you can't understand why the bricks on the side of your house are breaking, look up the term Acid rain in your encyclopedia. Acid rain is the cause of all of this and much more. Acid rain is a widespread term used to describe all forms of acid precipitation (rain, snow, hail, fog, etc.) . Precipitation is naturally acidic because of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Acid r...
  • Susceptible To The Effects Of Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain is a type of air pollution, which is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine with atmospheric moisture to yield sulfuric and nitric acids, which may then be carried long distances from a source before they are deposited by rain. This pollution may also take the form of snow, fog, or a dry form of precipitation. Acid rain is currently a subject of great controversy because of widespread environmental damage, for which it has been blamed, including eroding structures, injuring ...
  • Chemical Content Of Acid Rain
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    Acid rain is a very big pollution problem in the world. It has killed fish and other aquatic life in many lakes and streams. It harms human health, disfigures monuments and erodes buildings, and, along with other pollutants, threatens forests. The story of acid rain can be compared to the plot of a science fiction movie. In the 1950's an invisible force begins to destroy lakes and rivers, killing trout and salmon. By the 1960's it is harming the waters of eastern Canada and the northeastern Unit...
  • Effects Of Acid Rain
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    Sitting in your room late at night, you listen to the gentle pit tter-patter of the rain on your window. Ahh, so soothing and relaxing. Have you ever really wondered what the rain is really made of? Is that just water or is it acid slowly streaming down out there? That rain you hear just might be acid rain, it could change the way you live your life. The commonly used terms "acid rain" and "acid precipitation" describe specific forms of a type of pollution described generally as "acid deposition...
  • Lakes Through The Poison Acid Rain Leaves
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    The Effects of Acid Rain on Lakes and Trees Acid rain has long been argued by society's most formidable minds. It indirectly destroys ecosystems that surround forests and lakes (Taylor, 26). People need to make decisions dealing with the destruction of nature and the role acid rain plays in it. Acid rain destroys millions of forests and lakes (Taylor, 26). Studies show that acid rain is one of the largest contributing factors in the death of forests and lakes. Acid rain indirectly kills millions...
  • Effects Of Acid Rain
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    There is a considerable problem today in our world, and its effects are astronomical. This problem is acid rain. Acid rain is any precipitation; rain, snow, or fog that contains acids such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These chemicals are byproducts of industrial processes and or burning of fossil fuels. The United States pumped a disgusting 16.8 tons of SO 2 into the atmosphere in 1995 (Alm 349.) Nitrogen oxide emissions come mainly from the combustion engines, that operate our vehicle...
  • Effect Of Acid Rain On Pine Trees
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    Year 10 Student Research Assignment - By Joel Jacob Aim: The aim of my experiment was to find out how an acid rain solution effects pine trees in different ways and whether limestone changes the effects of the acid rain. Introduction: My experiment will prove whether limestone neutralises the effect of acid rain on pine trees. Through this experiment we you would be able to safely neutralise acidic soil because of the testing I have carried out. Hypothesis: In my experiment I will conduct an exp...
  • Effects Of Acid Rain
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    Sitting in your room late at night, you listen to the gentle pitter-patter of the rain on your window. It is so soothing and relaxing. Have you ever wondered what the rain is really made of? Is that simply water or is it acid slowly streaming down out there? That rain you hear might be acid rain, which is caused by sulfur-dioxide emissions and shown to be harmful to plants, animals, humans, and even buildings and structures. The commonly used terms "acid rain" and "acid precipitation" describe s...
  • 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, ...
  • Effect On Materials Acid Rain
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    Introduction: What Causes Acid Rain? One of the main causes of acid rain is sulfur dioxide. Natural sources, which emit this gas, are Volcanoes, sea spray, rotting vegetation and plankton. However, the burning of fossil fuels, such as Coal and oil, are largely to be blamed for approximately half of the emissions of this gas in the world. When sulfur dioxide reaches the atmosphere, it oxidizes to first form a sulfate ion. It then Becomes sulfuric acid as it joins with hydrogen atoms in the air an...
  • 5 Drinking Water Acid Rain Damages
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    What is acid rain? Acid rain is the term for pollution caused when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with atmospheric moisture. The term ' acid rain' is slightly misleading, and would be more accurate if deemed ' enhanced acid rain', as rain occurs acidic naturally. Acidity is measured on what is know as the pH scale. Fourteen is the most basic, seven is the most neutral, and zero is the most acidic. Pure rain has a pH level of 7, which is exactly neutral. The acidity of rain is determined by...
  • Effects On Soil When Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain – The Deadly Destroyer Essay, Acid Rain – The Deadly Destroyer What is Acid Rain? Acid rain is a form of precipitation that falls to the earth as rain. For rain to be acidic it has a pH level of less than 5.6. The corrosive nature of acid rain causes widespread damage to the environment. The problem begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, oil and other kinds of manufacturing. When these po...

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