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Acid Rain

Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water.Biologically harmful precipitation, mostly caused by pollutants released by human activity. The pollutants are released into the atmosphere and then return to ground level within the rain droplets, dramatically altering the ph of the land on which it falls upon.This is an example of an abiotic Factor at work, where the dramatic change in ph can have a dramatic effect on some species within the area, which can in turn have a knock on effect on the rest of the ecosystem.


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What is dry acid rain?

What is dry acid rain,how is it formed?

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by kumar985
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:23 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is dry acid rain?
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Re: acid rain and carbon cycle?

this: Distilled water, once carbon dioxide is removed, has a neutral pH of 7. distilled water does have pH 7 without removing anything, since distilled water should be pure, w/o any CO2 :) There is a world of difference between "should be" and "is", Jack :D The CO2 in the conden...

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by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
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Re: acid rain and carbon cycle?

... of 7. distilled water does have pH 7 without removing anything, since distilled water should be pure, w/o any CO2 :) Anyway, CO2 is not the main acidifying factor. At least, if we speak about industrial pollution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rain#Emissions_of_chemicals_leading_to_acidification ...

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
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Re: acid rain and carbon cycle?

... "basicity", perhaps, but wrt to carbonic acid being "irrelevant", I don't get it. "Acid rain" is a popular term referring to the deposition of wet (rain, snow, sleet, fog, cloudwater, ...

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by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:57 pm
 
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Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
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acid rain and carbon cycle?

Jackbean, do you mean that acid rain reacts with limestone to form carbonic acid, which decomposes into H2O and CO2?

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by aptitude
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:06 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
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