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Taj is damaged due to acid rain. This phenomenon is called ___ .



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A

Stone corrosion

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B

Marble cancer

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C

Stone cancer

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D

Acid cancer  


Solution

The correct option is D

Marble cancer


Oxides of nitrogen and sulphur form acids when reacted with water vapour present in atmosphere. Nitrogen dioxide forms nitric acid and sulphur dioxide forms sulphuric acid. This results in acid rain. Acid rain corrodes the white marbles of Taj Mahal. This phenomenon is called Marble cancer.

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