Tue February 01, 2011 By: Arun Iyer

It is observed that monuments namely Taj Mahal are losing its charm day by day due to air pollution. Explain and write the possible relations behind it.

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Tue February 01, 2011
 H2O (l) + CO2 (g) → H2CO3 (aq)
Carbonic acid then can ionize in water forming low concentrations of hydronium and carbonate ions:
2 H2O (l) + H2CO3 (aq) CO32− (aq) + 2 H3O+ (aq)
Acid deposition as an environmental issue would include additional acids to H2CO3.
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