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Explain the effect of sulphur dioxide on the atmosphere.

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Effect of sulphur dioxide on the atmosphere :

  • It destroys vegetation and weakens building materials and constructions
  • It mixes with the smoke to form smog, which is harmful to the environment and living beings.
  • Sulphur dioxide combines with atmospheric oxygen to form Sulphur trioxide, which causes acid rain.
  • When sulfur dioxide combines with water and air, it forms sulfuric acid, which is the main component of acid rain. Acid rain can: cause deforestation. acidify waterways to the detriment of aquatic life.

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