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Acid Precipitation

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by skyisblue, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. skyisblue

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    How does the burning of fossil fuels contribute to the sulfur and nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere?
     
  2. Lonely Sol

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    Well, fossil fuels contain many different elements, it contains sulfer, nitrogen, carbon, and many heavy metals.

    SO, to form SO2 by combustion:

    S + O2 ---> S02

    To form Nitrogen oxides (nitrites)

    N + O2 ---> NO2

    They are also very bad for the atmosphere and along with CO2, they make up 90% of greenhouse gases, which have a great effect.

    In another words. drive a hybrid!! loll
     

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