...Beauty, cleaning, DIY tips and more - free to join!
   Login   Contact us   Site map   Puzzle Club   Ask a question    Newsletter

What is acid rain?


Question asked by: knowitall

Acid rain is exactly what it says on the tin - rain that is acidic, i.e. of a pH less than 7. It is principally caused by the water containing desolved oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, which may come from rocks or from gasses released from humans (e.g. burning fossil fuels). The most common pollutant in this context is sulphur dioxide. Acud rain tends to have a value of 5.6 or lower on the pH scale above (in extreme cases it can be significantly lower than this).

By: Unknown
star star star star star
Average rating for this answer is 4.5 / 5

Rate Answer
Comment or provide your answer to this question
No comments have been added to this question "What is acid rain?".
Ask a New Question

Find out more about Chemistry

Chemistry Questions and Answers

environmental chemistry Questions and Answers

Next question: What is activation energy?


Become a Member! It's Free >>>

Share on Facebook: On Twitter: TwitterTweet this!

Question Keywords

rain  acid  

More Questions:

Who Developed The Planetary Model Of The Atom?
What Is The Binding Energy?
What Are The Types Of Base That Is Used In The Laboratory?
What Is An Alkyl Group?
Galvanic Cells