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What is the Cause of Acid Rain? Give Any Two Impacts of Acid Rain. - Chemistry

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What is the cause of acid rain? Give any two impacts of acid rain.

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Sulphur and nitrogen oxides are emitted by burning fossil fuels. Such smoke and gases entering the atmosphere make a dilute soup of sulphuric and nitric acids. This falls on the land surface in the form of acid rain damaging the things on Earth.


  1. Acid rain accelerates the decay of building materials and paints, including buildings, statues, and sculptures which are part of our nation's culture and heritage.
  2. Acid rain causes respiratory problems in humans, especially for people suffering from asthma. It may cause throat irritation, dry cough, and severe headache. 
Concept: Causes of Acid Rain
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 8 Atmospheric Pollution
Exercise 8 (D) | Q 19 | Page 137
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