Acid rain is formed by oxidation followed by dissolution of _______ and gases in rainwater

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Answer is Water
Gases like SO2 (sulfur dioxide) and NOX (nitrous oxides or nitric oxide) are present in the upper atmosphere. when rain falls these oxides get dissolved in rainwater before reaching the ground and makes the rainwater acidic commonly known as acid rain. It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infrastructure.

Following are the harmful effects of acid rain:

  • Dissolves nutrients essential for plant growth

  • Causes respiratory ailments in humans

  • Affects aquatic ecosystem

  • Corrodes water pipes resulting in leaching of heavy metals in drinking water

  • Damage buildings made up of stone and metal


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