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Which of these can cause acid rain?
(a) carbon monoxide
(b) carbon dioxide
(c) sulphur dioxide
(d) nitrogen


Solution

(c) sulphur dioxide

Sulphur dioxide causes acid rain by reacting with oxygen present in the atmosphere and then combining with rain water.

SO2(g) + O2(g) SO3(g)
SO3(g) + H2O(l)  H2SO4(l)
                                   

Science
Living Science
Standard VIII

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