Acid Rain Essay

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Acid Rain is a big problem especially in the big cities that have big industries like for example: São Paulo, Shanghai, New York etc. This document has interesting facts and explanations about what acid rain consists and affects in our society. Acid rain contains elevated concentrations of sulphuric and nitric acid. It can encompass big precipitation with the presence of this two acids, this acids can also be found in snow, dried materials particles and in the fog. The green surface or also called “world’s lung” and the eruptions of the volcanoes they release some chemicals into the atmosphere, but the one who most affects the human society is the Acid Rain. Acid gasses are produced when fossil fuels, like oil or petroleum are burnt in power stations, factories or in our homes. The gases that come out from factories are called SO2 (Sulphur dioxide), and the gases that come from cars and trucks are called and N02 (nitrogen dioxide). Nitrogen dioxide creates nitric acid, sulphur dioxide creates sulphuric acid. Car and truck exhaust fumes are also acid gasses. These gases have around a pH of 3-4 meaning it’s really acidic. Acid Rain is like a little cycle, goes from factories to the skies, the gases mixes with the clouds that contain water, then it rains the water mixed with the gases goes to the rivers, lakes or the sea and the clouds condensates the water and the process starts again. Rain is important for life – all living things need water specially plants and

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