Answer: (b) burning of fossil fuels release oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur in the atmosphere
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 Sulfur 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.