Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 15 - Additional Aqueous Equilibria - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 693b: 47


$NO_2$ and $SO_2$ are key producers of acid rain. $2 NO_2(aq) + H_2O(l) -- \gt HNO_3(aq) + HNO_2(aq)$ $ SO_2 (aq) + H_2O(l) -- \gt H_2SO_3(aq)$ - $SO_2$ can produce $SO_3$, which produces $H_2SO_4$ $SO_2 + O_2 -- \gt SO_3 + H_2O -- \gt H_2SO_4$ - Since these products are acids, they are capable of changing the pH of the rain.

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You can find these information on the page 675 of this book. - These oxydes are produced by industries and the burn of some fossil fuels.
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