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Acid Rain (Issues Update) by Joan McCormick

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Published by Franklin Watts .
Written in English


  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Acid rain,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7782049M
ISBN 100531173585
ISBN 109780531173589

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acid rain or acid deposition, form of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) containing high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids (pH below –).Produced when sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric moisture, acid rain can contaminate drinking water, damage vegetation and aquatic life, and erode buildings and monuments. EFFECTS OF ACID RAIN Acid rain falling over most of the world has little environmental effect on the biosphere because it is rapidly neutralized after it falls. In particular, acid rain falling over the oceans is rapidly neutralized by the large supply of CO3 2-ions (chapter 6). Acid rain falling over. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and Netgalley.) year-old Ruby is more concerned with snogging some boy than the ‘Rain’ – contaminated water that kills you if you touch even one drop/5. Sep 28,  · Acid Rain discusses what acid rain is, the harmful pollutants that cause acid rain, and what we can do to protect our environment from acid rain. ADVERTISEMENT. Gr Each book presents an environmental problem, its causes, possible scientific solutions, and ways in which readers can help. Morgan's writing is clear and informative, and the Pages:

'Acid rain' is a broad term used to describe several ways that acids fall out of the atmosphere. A more precise term is acid deposition, which has two parts: wet and dry. Wet deposition refers to acidic rain, fog, and snow. As this acidic water flows over and through the ground, it affects a variety of plants and animals. The strength of the effects depends on many factors, including how 3/5(1). Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Acid rain is one of the major environmental threats since 19th century. This paper reviews the progress report of US EPA () and summarizes the issue in various environmental Sivakumaran Sivaramanan. Jan 23,  · Acid rain is made up of water droplets that are unusually acidic because of atmospheric pollution, most notably the excessive amounts of sulfur and nitrogen released by cars and industrial processes. Acid rain is also called acid deposition because this term includes other forms of acidic precipitation (such as snow).

The phrase acid rain was first used in by Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith during his investigation of rainwater chemistry near industrial cities in England and phenomenon became an important part of his book Air and Rain: The Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology (). It was not until the late s and early s, however, that acid rain was recognized as a regional. Sep 27,  · Acid Rain (Earth SOS) Hardcover – September 27, by Sally Morgan (Author) › Visit Amazon's Sally Morgan Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Sally Morgan Price: $ Acid rain is measured using a scale called “pH.” The lower a substance’s pH, the more acidic it is. Pure water has a pH of However, normal rain is slightly acidic because carbon dioxide (CO 2) dissolves into it forming weak carbonic acid, giving the resulting mixture a pH of approximately at typical atmospheric concentrations of CO 2. Author: Matthew R. Fisher. Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation with acidic components, such as sulfuric or nitric acid that fall to the ground from the atmosphere in wet or dry forms. This can include rain, snow, fog, hail or even dust that is acidic.