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What is acid rain? Discuss some of the harmful effects of acid rain.


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When rainwater in the clouds mixes with sulphur dioxide and oxygen present in the atmosphere, a mixture (i.e., sulphuric acid) called acid rain is formed.

The following are the harmful effects of acid rain.
  • It severely affects the growth of plants and animals.
  • It destroys buildings by eroding their stone- and brickwork.

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