What does “acid rain” mean?



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    Air pollution produced when acid chemicals are incorporated into rain, snow, fog or mist. The “acid” in acid rain comes from sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, products of burning coal and other fuels and from certain industrial processes. The sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides are related to two strong acids: sulfuric acid and nitric acid. When sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released from power plants and other sources, winds blow them far from their source. If the acid chemicals in the air are blown into areas where the weather is wet, the acids can fall to Earth in the rain, snow, fog or mist. In areas where the weather is dry, the acid chemicals may become incorporated into dusts or smokes. Acid rain can damage the environment. human health and property.

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    Acid rain is rain that has high levels of hydrogen ions. It CAN be harmful to the environment and wildlife. Acid rain is caused by ammonium, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur that react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids.

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    Acid rain refers to a number of wet and dry deposited materials that come from the atmosphere and have an elevated level of nitric and sulfuric acids.  Natural and artifical (man-made) processes are responsible for the creation of acid rain. 

    Wet deposits include rain, fog and snow.  Dry deposits may find be spread through smoke or dust.


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