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People often look at the world with a jaded eye seeing and addressing problems without any knowledge to back them up To apply this idea to the world we live in one can look at three basic environmental problems the world faces today acid rain ozone depletion and global warming Each of the three has can be traced to irresponsible use of synthetic and organic chemicals each of the three can also be looked at in terms of their chemistry Without a firm grasp of the science behind these three global concerns among others it is far fetched to think that people can have enough comprehension of the facts to create effective means of slowing down and ideally reversing any or all of these three pending catastrophes Acid rain has ravaged crops destroyed eco-systems and generally been an all around detriment to both natural and human environments Acid rain is a term for the chemical bonding of certain industrial chemicals and pollutants with condensed water in the atmosphere that contains precipitation with low Ph or in other words acid rain The largest cause of acid rain is sulphur dioxide Sulphur dioxide is released naturally in the environment through volcanoes decomposing organic material and sea spray The natural occurrence of sulphur dioxide accounts for roughly 45 of all emissions while industrial transportation and other man-created sources account for the rest of the emissions The following formulas S in coal O2 SO2 2 SO2 O2 2 SO3 and SO3 H2O H2SO4 are all different formulas in which sulphur dioxide or other sulphur gasses are combined with oxygen or water in the atmosphere to create acid rain Acid rain is prevalent in places where there are many other air pollutants as ammonia among others acts as a catalyst in creating the bonds Nitric oxide and nitric dioxide is the second largest cause of acid rain and its combinations with water and hydrogen in
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