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Mon August 18, 2008 By:

What is acid rain? which gas in the atmosphere causes acid rain?

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Mon August 18, 2008

Acid rain is rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic.

It has harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infastructure. Acid rain is mostly caused by human emissions of sulfur and nitrogen compounds which react in the atmosphere to produce acids.

Gases responsible to cause acid rain are SO2 , NO2 etc

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