ACID RAIN Acid rain is caused by a chemical reaction that begins when compounds like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. These substances can rise very high into the atmosphere, where they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form more acidic pollutants, known as acid rain. Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides dissolve very easily in water and can be carried very far by the wind. As a result, the two compounds can travel long distances where they become
What is Acid rain? Acid rain is a rain that is unusually acidic because it is polluted by acid in the atmosphere. There are two main air pollutants or green house gases that change rain into acid rain, Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOX). When they react with moisture in the atmosphere they turn the H2O in the atmosphere into acid. Winds
ACID RAIN I. Introduction Acid rain is one of the many forms of pollution due to human contamination of earth’s atmosphere. It is a popular term for different forms of precipitation such as rain, snow, sleet and others that bears higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acid. This gives acid rain a corrosive nature and causes widespread damage to the environment, man-made structures and human health in vast regions of the world. Acid rain has both natural and man-made
sd10/29/11 4th Period Chemistry EC Acid rain is any kind of precipitation with higher levels than usual of nitric and sulfuric acid contained in them. The causes for acid rain can be both natural and man-made, but the effect of acid rain is harmful in many different aspects. Acid rain is caused by chemical reactions, chemicals are released into the air, and they mix with precipitation and come down as rain. This can goHow acid rain starts How acid rain starts on for days, and spread far.
Reactions: Acid Precipitation My pamphlet begins with a quote from Drew Lewis, an American businessman: “Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying smoking does not cause lung cancer”(internet-2013-www.brainyquote.com). This is such a powerful statement as an introduction and cover to the pamphlet. Cancer affects the human body, and so can acid rain. Acid rain is like the earth’s cancer, since it can eat away at it’s beauty and resources. What is acid precipitation(or “acid rain”)?
Air Pollution and Acid Rain Clifford Campbell University of Phoenix Abstract Our environment suffers from the pollutants that we put into it, as well as the outright destruction of ecosystems that we inflict. One such harmful byproduct of human interference with our surroundings is acid rain. It is made up acidic compounds that are created by the mixing of pollutants with our water and oxygen in the air. Acid rain can be an especially harmful occurrence also; its damage ranges from human health
Acid rain is a mixture of wet and dry deposition from the atmosphere containing high amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids. Acid rain is caused by the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels. The sulfur and nitrogen oxides from this then combine with atmospheric water to form acids. These gases mix in the atmosphere to form fine sulfate and nitrate particles that can be transported long distances by winds and inhaled into people's lungs causing many health problems. Scientific studies have
Description The Process of Acid Rain Acid Rain is precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids. Natural causes can cause acid rain but most acid rain is caused by humans. Acid rain has many environmental effects but the most concerning is its impact on wetlands, streams, lakes and other aquatic environments. It is important to understand the process of acid rain because of its effects to wildlife, plants, and health to humans. The process of acid rain includes: natural or man-made
Acid Rain What is Acid Rain? Acid rain is a result of air pollution. When any type of fuel is burnt, lots of different chemicals are produced. The smoke that comes from a fire or the fumes that come out of a car exhaust don't just contain the sooty grey particles that you can see - they also contains lots of invisible gases that can be even more harmful to our environment. Power stations, factories and cars all burn fuels and therefore they all produce polluting gases. Some of these gases
Acid rain is the umbrella term for three types of acidic precipitation which are: Acid rain of course, Acid snow and Acid fog. According to National Geographic.com “Acid rain describes any form of precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids. It can also occur in the form of snow, fog, and tiny bits of dry material that settle to Earth.”. My definition for acid rain is that it is any kind of precipitation that drops to the earths surface with a higher than usually acidic level.