What does sulfur dioxide do to the atmosphere?
Sulfur Dioxide is a poisonous gas,When the fumes of sulfur dioxide are released in the atmosphere it combines with the normal rain to form Sulfuric acid(acid rain).When this acid rain comes down it lowers the pH of lakes and ponds,Which causes the gills of the fish to suffocate.It also leaches aluminum ions out of the soil and causes the trees to wither and die.When it reaches the city area it destroys the buildings and stoneworks.
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Answer . I don't think sulfur has a charge since sulfur dioxide is a covalent bond. In covalent bonding no charge is produced because its between two nonmetals which share electrons. Since neither atom gains or loses electrons, the protons and electrons are balanced, producing no charge.. In res…ponse to the answer above, I would first as a question. First by "charge" I assume you are referring to the oxidation number? If so, then you have to look at the charges on each of the atoms present in the molecule! First, oxygen has a -2 charge for each atom. Since Sulfur dioxide has TWO oxygens each oxygen has a -2 charge meaning that there is a total -4 charge for the two oxygens. Since sulfur dioxide doesn't have a charge on the molecule, all the charges for all the atoms must add up to 0. The oxygens already have a -4 charge which means that the sulfur has a +4 charge! Of course all of this is in reference to oxidation numbers. I'm thinking the first person to post might have been confusing the charge on the molecule with the oxidation numbers of each of the atoms? (MORE)
No, sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) is not an element. It is a compound comprised of two oxygen atoms and one sulfur atom.
Sulfur Dioxide is a colorless, extremely irritating gas or liquid, SO2, used in many industrial processes, especially the manufacture of sulfuric acid.
Sulfur dioxide react with atmospheric oxygen and water to produce sulfuric acid, the so-called acid rain that sterilizes lakes and corrodes buildings.
The Lewis structure of sulfur dioxide has two double bonds betweenthe sulfur and oxygen atoms. The S in the center has two doubledashes, each connected to an O. The S then has one set of doubledots and each O has two sets of double dots.
Volcanos release sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and ash to the atmosphere at the same time
Sulfur dioxide is created by the combustion of sulfur, sulfurous fuels (bunker oils, coal), the smelting of sulfide containing ores (pyrites) and the combustion hydrogen sulfide (usually as a waste/safety process). Sulfur can also be emitted from diesel engines as a sulfate solid. Sulfur dioxi…de can exist as a simple compound (SO 2 ) or absorbed in t water as H 2 SO 3 (MORE)
Sulfur dioxide combines with oxygen and water to form acid rain Sulfuric and sulfurous acids). The acid can corrode metal and dissolve limestone, marble and cement.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is covalent. This is determined because the compound begins with a nonmetal. When any compound begins with a nonmetal, it is covalent. If it were to begin with a metal, such as Magnesium Bromide, then it would be ionic due to the fact that the compound begins with a metal.
Volcanoes produce more sulfur dioxide than any other cause. Some sulfur dioxide is also release from the burning of sulfur-rich fossil fuels.
Sulfur dioxide is formed by the combustion of sulfur. One of the principal ways of leakage of sulfur dioxide to air is through the sulfuric acid industry. Another way is the burning of material which are made out of vulcanized rubber that contains sulfur.
In industrialized area, sulfur dioxide in air comes primarily from burning fossil fuels that contain sulfur. In nature, the primary source is volcanoes.
The molecular weight of SO 2 is 64. A mole of SO 2 has a mass of 64 grams
high temperature combustion produces nitrous dioxide gas A2: There is no "nitrous dioxide" gas--only Nitric Oxide (NO2) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O; laughing gas). NO2 is produced by burning at high temperatures, say a car engine running lean; and also produced naturally by lightning. Sulfur dioxide can… be produced by volcanoes or burning hi-sulfur fuels, like some grades of diesel. (MORE)
It is caused from acid rain and the reaction of the chemical going into the atmosphere.
It comes from things such as volcaino's ( as a volcaino errupts the sulphur dioxide is shot up into the air in a big cloud of smoke witch then pollutes the earth).It can also come from coal or crude oil. :) SMART THINKING!! I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER x
sulfur dioxide is fairy reactive in air, it reacts with water in the air to form sulfurous acid, which is acid rain, SO 2 (g) + H 2 O(l) H 2 SO 3 (aq). Acid rain pretty much kills plants.
Sulphur dioxide is an intermediate towards producing Sulphurous acid . It is a chemical compound produced by volcanoes, burning coal and petrol, such fumes passing into the air produce acid rain thus are a cause for being an environmental concern.
About the only way sulfur dioxide gas can be removed from the atmosphere is by washing it out with water. But water and sulfur dioxide create sulfuric acid, and you'll have acid rain. There really isn't a "good" way to remove SO 2 from the air. It is best to try to keep it out of the air in the fir…st place.. Most SO 2 enters the air through the burning of fossil fuels with sulfur in them. The so-called "refined" fuels like gasoline don't contain sulfur, but coal and fuel oil and a number of other fuels do. Where coal and fuel oils are used commercially (in large quantity), we try to scrub the stack gases to grab the sulfur, but it is costly and difficult. (MORE)
Oxygen is always 2-, so to balance the molecule SO 2 the sulphur here must be 4+.
No. Sulfur dioxide is a compound, which makes it a pure substance, not a mixture.
SO2 has 2 elements - sulfur and oxygen. It contains one atom ofsulfur and two of oxygen.
It is an acid, as exemplified by the fact that Sulphur Dioxide is one of the few substances that reacts with water vapour to form acid rain.
This is because sulphur dioxide is an acidic oxide. Acidic oxides are formed from non-metals.
In food and drink production Sulphur is used as an anti oxidant. It is commonly used in wine and cider production, as well as in the apple juice industry. You will also find it is used a lot in the dried fruit industry. Sulphur dioxide prevents oxidation which is the effect of oxygen on a product…. In the case of dried fruits it prevents them from going brown. A good example is dried apricots. These are only bright orange if they have been treated with Sulphur otherwise they go a brown colour when dried. With dried fruits the effect is mostly visual - a brown apricot tastes pretty much the same as a orange one, but in the case of liquids such as apple juice and wine, the use of Sulphur has a more preservation effect and keeps the product tasting fresh. Oxidisation in a juice, wine or cider would be considered a fault and is undesirable as it makes the product taste coppery - think of the way sherry tastes and you'll get the idea as sherry is a deliberately oxidised. It is possible to by products that have not been sulphured and most health food shops will stock the non sulphured variety of many products. Some people have a sensitivity to sulphur and it can make people sneeze, flush red in the face or increase the symptoms of asthma. The over use of sulphur is also undesirable and can lead to a eggy smell in products. A2: Its major use is in the production of sulfuric acid: a very important catalyst and drying agent in industry, a drain cleaner, and it is also used to process wood pulp into newsprint. Sulfur dioxide was used a lot in old refrigerators--like the G.E. "monitor-top" seen in "the Waltons". It is toxic so it was replaced by freon in the 'thirties. (MORE)
It depends where it is as to how dangerous it is. Used in foodstuffs and drinks it acts as an effective antibiotic and antifungal agent - it has been used for hundreds of years to preserve wine for example. If inhaled however, sulphur dioxide is absorbed by the moisture present in the lungs and form… sulphurous acid (closely related but not the same as suphuric acid). This results in short breathing problems, and over a longer period of lower dosage results in increased lung disease and dysfunction (MORE)
12.358% of Sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere. 78.09% nitrogen , 20.95% oxygen , 0.93% argon , 0.039% carbon dioxide, and other gases with very small percentage.
Sulfur is an element, and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) is a compound containing sulfur and oxygen.
Carbon cannot be converted into sulfur dioxide. Carbon burns in air to form carbon dioxide. Sulfur burns in air to form sulfur dioxide. A possible source of confusion is that coal, which is mostly carbon, can release sulfur dioxide when burned because it often contains impurities of sulfur…. (MORE)
So 2 + i 2 + 2h 2 o -> h 2 so 4 + 2hi
At room temperature, it is in gaseous state. When it evolves it is red in colour and smells like burning sulphur.
Sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) The effects of SO 2 on people and the environment vary widely depending on (1) the amount of gas a volcano emits into the atmosphere; (2) whether the gas is injected into the troposphere or stratosphere; and (3) the regional or global wind and weather pattern that dispers…es the gas. Sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) is a colorless gas with a pungent odor that irritates skin and the tissues and mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat. Sulfur dioxide chiefly affects upper respiratory tract and bronchi. The World Health Organization recommends a concentration of no greater than 0.5 ppm over 24 hours for maximum exposure. A concentration of 6-12 ppm can cause immediate irritation of the nose and throat; 20 ppm can cause eye irritation; 10,000 ppm will irritate moist skin within minutes. Emission rates of SO 2 from an active volcano range from 10 million tonnes/day according to the style of volcanic activity and type and volume of magma involved. For example, the large explosive eruption of Mount Pinatubo on 15 June 1991 expelled 3-5 km 3 of dacite magma and injected about 20 million metric tons of SO 2 into the stratosphere. The sulfur aerosols resulted in a 0.5-0.6Â°C cooling of the Earth's surface in the Northern Hemisphere. The sulfate aerosols also accelerated chemical reactions that, together with the increased stratospheric chlorine levels from human-made chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) pollution, destroyed ozone and led to some of the lowest ozone levels ever observed in the atmosphere. At Kilauea Volcano, the recent effusive eruption of about 0.0005 km 3 /day (500,000 m 3 ) of basalt magma releases about 2,000 tonnes of SO 2 into the lower troposphere. Downwind from the vent, acid rain and air pollution is a persistent health problem when the volcano is erupting. So the answer is yes, volcanoes do release Sulfur Dioxide. (MORE)
You can attempt to pass the gas into aqueous acidified potassiummanganate(VII). Sulfur dioxide turns it from purple to colourless. It forms a white precipitate of barium sulphate when passed through a solution of barium chloride and chlorine water.
Basically, sulfur dioxide is a acidic gas. As acid reacts with alkali, carbonates and metals, all 3 are actually ideal to remove sulfur dioxide. However, in the context of removing sulfur dioxide due to air pollution, reacting sulfur dioxide with alkali and carbonate would be more appropriate. Fo…r example, removing sulfur dioxide with calcium carbonate would result in calcium sulfate, water and carbon dioxide. (MORE)
Is marsThe thick atmosphere on this planet is primarily composed of carbon dioxide with sulfuric acid clouds?
Your thinking of Venus which does have a high Co 2 atmosphere and sulphuric rain. Mars has very little atmosphere.
The environmental problem caused by sulphur dioxide is Acid rain which can affects plantation, aquatic life and wild life.
If you inhale sulfur dioxide, some of it can combine with the fluids in your lungs to make very weak sulfuric acid that may damage your lungs. Also, sulfur dioxide has a terrible odor. It can make you hack and cough for up to five minutes when you catch a whiff of it.
if there is more sulphur in the atmosphere the will be more problems with acid rain
um.... when mixed with rain it makes acid rain i think well that's what i leant in my chemistry class.
yes it is as it is produced by industries and mixes with water droplets and causes acid rain to fall
Sulfur dioxide, at room temperature is a gas, so, I guess it is "softer". Silicon Dioxide is a solid at room temperature, and is 8 (very hard)on the Moh's hardness scale. If powdered, though, it "feels" soft. But it still will scratch many substances--plastics, marble, etc. It makes a good polishing… compound. (MORE)
Physiologically, nearly all the sulfur in our diet comes from protein, specifically the amino acids cysteine and methionine, and it is critical in forming the proteins that our bodies need. As protein metabolism actively builds and breaks down proteins and amino acids, excess sulfur in tissues or th…e gut will be oxidized to SO 2 and eliminated in urine or as gas. SO 2 has a distinctive "rotten egg" smell. Externally, humans create SO 2 by simply burning sulfur, a common contaminant in fossil fuels, particularly coal. S + O 2 --> SO 2 (MORE)
Yes. Sulfur and oxygen are both nonmetals. Nonmetals form covalent bonds with one another, and are therefore molecular compounds.
In terms of atmospheric pollution, the main source of sulfur dioxide is burning coal that contains sulfur.
What may occur when the burning of fossil fuels releases gaseous nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides into the atmosphere?
Burning fossil fuels can lead to pollution in the environment.Although fossil fuels can be useful, the burning of them should bereduced to preserve clean air.
Yes, sulfur dioxide or SO 2 is a covalent compound withone sulfur and two oxygen atoms per molecule. It is a colourless,pungent and toxic gas.
The atmosphere doesn't produce any sulphur dioxide. It receives a fair bit from various human activities though.
No. A sulfite is a compound containing the sulfite ion,SO 3 2- . Sulfur dioxide is the anhydride ofsulfurous acid. Sulfites are salts of sulfurous acid.
No. Sulfur dioxide is sulfur and oxygen. Carbon dioxide is carbonand oxygen. They are two different substances.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a toxic gas. In the air It can combine withwater vapor (H2O) in the air resulting in sulfuric acid which,dissolved in rain, can come down as acid rain.