Local pollution description General physical and chemical properties of Phosphorus What is the definition of Phosphorus? It is a highly reactive, poisonous, non-metallic element occurring naturally in phosphates, especially apatite. It exists in three allotropic forms, white, red and black. Physical Properties White phosphorous is white, waxy solid, giving off a greenish-white glow in the dark. It is spontaneously flammable when exposed to air and is deadly poison.
In South China, a study was conducted to analyze the impact of acid rain on two types of soils – the Plinthudult and Paleudalfs soils (Dai 4216). Firstly, acid rain reduces the soil fertility of all soils due to all of the toxic metal ions present, as well as the soil’s resulting nutrient deficiency. However, this study led to the finding that the extent to which acid rain affects soil can be attributed to the soil’s chemical composition. For instance, the Plinthudult soil can be found in areas where there is heavy rainfall. Because of this, the Plinthudult soil “contains large proportions of 1:1 – type clay minerals and hydrous oxides of iron and aluminum,” which makes it more susceptible to fluctuations in pH.
Acid rain gets into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of waters, making them acidic (National Geographic., n.d.). The acidity can cause them to absorb larger amounts of aluminum, and this combination “makes waters toxic to crayfish, clams, fish, and other aquatic animals” (National Geographic., n.d.). This has a negative impact on the food chain, as all ecosystems are
Chlorides of group || cations contain (Cadmium chloride, Mercuric chloride, Copper chloride and Bismuth chloride). 1- Mercuric chloride HgCl2:- It's poisonous odorless white crystalline solid, very toxic compound, and it's slightly volatile at ordinary temperatures. Parent acid and base: Hydrochloric acid HCl + Hg(OH) 2 Uses:- *Antiseptic and disinfectant in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries. *Antibacterial. * Obsolete substance.
Acid Rain is a form of precipitation that has high levels of hydrogen ions, and minimum ph. Acid rain can be harmful to plants and animals. The terrible chemicals in acid rain is sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which happens when molecules of water in the atmosphere to make acids. The chemicals in acid rain can peel paint from cars and cause corrosion. acid rain is incredibly power and terrible for our eco system.
There are many different ways people can harm the earth, and it isn 't just littering. In the article "How Does Pollution Affect All Living Things? ", it states the definition of pollution as the introduction of harmful contaminants into air, water and soil. "The contaminates can have dire effects on entire ecosystems, making life more difficult for humans, plants and animals." All living things can get sick from all the chemicals polluting everywhere they inhabit.
Oh my gosh why are they dumping trash in Lake Erie! Did you know that in the 1960’s Lake Erie had an algae problem like it does now. “By the 1960s, Lake Erie had become extremely polluted” (Michael Rotman). In the 1960’s Lake Erie was heavily polluted by industrial pollution from Cleveland and other cities with large or small industries. In fact the industries would dump their garbage right into Lake Erie itself or Lake Erie 's tributaries.
Acid mine drainage is another negative impact of coal mining especially in wet environments. When surface water (H2O) reacts with sulphide minerals in coal heaps or exposed coal rocks it chemically reacts to produce acidic water such as sulphuric acid (H2SO4). STUDENT No. 48494070 STUDENT NAME: NOBLE KANYERA UNIQUE No. 603854 5 ASSIGNMENT 02
Cinnabar Occurrence : Cinnabar is a hydrothermal mineral that precipitates through ascending hot waters as well vapours as they move through fractured rocks. It is formed at the shallow depths . The temperature of the area of occurrence is less than 200 degree Celsius. It is normally found near places where volcanic activity has occured or near the hot springs. Properties of Cinnabar : The most important property of cinnabar is its red colour.
Sodium azide (NaN3) decomposes at 300oC which produces sodium (Na) and nitrogen gas (N2). The nitrogen that is generated then fills the airbag. The purpose of the KNO3 and SiO2 is to remove the sodium (N2) which is highly explosive and dangerous metao, by converting it to a harmless material. Secondly, the sodium reacts with potassium nitrate (KNO3) to produce potassium oxide (K2O), sodium oxide (Na2O), and additional nitrogen gas. The N2 generated in this second reaction also fills the airbag, and the metal oxides react with silicon dioxide (SiO2) in a final reaction to produce silicate glass, which is harmless and stable; Chemistry.wustl.edu, (2000).
1. List some sources of acid rain. Acid rain is made by a chemical reaction that starts with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides which is the main cause for the harmful effects of acid rain released in the air. These compounds get into the atmosphere where they get mixed and start to react with oxygen, water and other different chemicals to make acid rain. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide both can dissolve in water.
Carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant with a density greater than air which leads it to accumulate in low or enclosed spaces, and asphyxiation fatalities will occur when there is a high concentration of CO2. In the room temperature, carbon dioxide is odourless and colourless which means that we are unable to smell or see it at the elevated concentrations. With the concentration of carbon dioxide, people will have headache and loss of consciousness, and inhale high density CO2 will cause death. Factors that could lead to leakage of carbon dioxide includes the damage to structures and equipment and improper maintenance of pipelines. Since there is a carbon dioxide compression process on site, the leakage is similar to a pressurised release and the leak of carbon dioxide is colder than the surrounding atmosphere (HSE, 2015).
Another air pollutant that triggers asthma attacks are ground level ozone. Ground level ozone is the toxic component of smog and it makes existing asthma worse. Ground level ozone major sources are from pollution from cars and smoke stacks react with sunlight and oxygen. Sulfur dioxide that aggravates the respiratory system. Sulfur dioxides are produced when coal and crude oil are burned.
It has been found in our rivers, lakes, oceans and streams. Others think it should be banned It is a major component of acid rain. 3.) What are some symptoms of a possible DHMO overdose? It can cause Excessive sweating, excessive urination, bloated feeling, nausea and a lot of other stuff that really sucks.
The water is almost as acidic as vinegar which has a PH level of 0-2. The rocks vibrant color comes from the water that evaporated and left the volcanic material and salt behind. There is also gas that surrounds the area which gives off a rotten egg smell. Scientist from all over the world come and visit the strange area also known as Danakil. Danakil is extremely hot.