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Ch. 18 acid deposition
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When does acid deposition occur?
When emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels and other industrial processes undergo complex chemical reactions in the atmosphere
What forms does acid deposition fall to the earth as?
Wet (rain,snow,cloud,fog or dry(particles or gas)
When is rain and snow considered problematic?
When it's less than a pH of 5 (naturally acid)
What is acid rain?
Generic term for abnormal amts. of sulfuric or nitric acids.
What results in acid rain?
Volcanos, decaying vegetation, & man made activities.
Acid rain from man-made activities is largely derived from-
The combustion of fossil fuels.
The result of combustion at electric power generation that relies on the burning of fossil fuels are-
2/3 sulfuric acid & 1/4 nitric acids
What emits the largest amount of pollutants that cause acid deposition?
The U.S. older coal-burning power and industrial plants w/o adequate pollution controls
Where is the worst acid deposition?
South east Asia, China
Where does China get 80% of its electricity from?
What increases the amount of metals found in drinking water?
What happens as the acid percolates through the soil?
It releases copper, lead, and other metals trapped in soils and carries them to the water table where they enter the drinking water
What can chemically weather softer building material such as gypsum, drywall, or flooring made of limestone?
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