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Acid rain is caused due to which gas?


A

NO3

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B

SO2

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C

SO3

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D

CO2

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Solution

The correct option is B

SO2


The explanation for the correct answer:

(B) - S O subscript 2

  • Acid Rain is defined as the precipitation of acid in the form of rain.
  • When atmospheric pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and sulphur react with rainwater and come down with the rain, this results in acid rain.
  • The causes of acid rain are Sulphur and Nitrogen particles which get mixed with the wet components of rain.
  • The two strong acids present in acid rain are nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide.
  • These two gases react with water in the atmosphere and oxygen in the air to form sulphuric acid and nitric acid.

The explanation for the correct answer:

(A) -N O subscript 3

  • Inorganic nitrate is an endogenously produced food product that appears to have a critical role in blood pressure and cardiovascular health management, which is not causing acid rain.

(C) - S O subscript 3

  • It is used as a bleaching agent
  • It is used as a catalyst in the oxidation reaction of sulphur dioxide to sulphur trioxide.
  • It is used as an essential reagent in sulfonation reactions.

(D) - C O subscript 2

  • Carbon dioxide is used as a fire extinguisher.
  • It is an important gas in the greenhouse effect.
  • It is used in the preservation of fruits.

Therefore, the correct option is B,i.e., acid rain is caused due to SO2(Sulphur dioxide) gas.


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