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Answered 2012-05-13 01:29:34

It depends on the amount of pollutants in the atmosphere. There is always an amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, and this causes a mild form of acid rain everywhere, so all rain is somewhat acidic.

More extreme acid rain occurs from unregulated emissions from factories and power plants.

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Rain polluted with nitric or sulfuric acid?

Acid rain is formed by the contamination of normal rain with acid gases (NOx or SO2) to form nitrous or sulfurous acids.


Is rain a type of acid?

Only acid rain, normal rain does not contain acid.



Does acid rain have acid in it?

Nearly all rain contains acid. Acid rain is noted form being abnormally acidic. Normal rain contains small amounts of carbonic acid, a weak acid. Acid rain is contaminated with unusual amounts of nitric and sulfuric acid, which are strong acids.


Is acid rain far more radioactive than normal rain?

Acid rain is no more radioactive than normal rain.


Are acid rain and normal rain both acidic?

Yes. Normal rain is mildly acidic. Acid rain is unusually acidic. Rain with a pH of 5.7 or less is considered acid rain.


Is acid rain rain with acid?

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What is the difference between normal rain and acid rain since normal rain is acidic anyway?

Normal rain is slightly acidic but it occurs naturally, as oppose to acid rain caused by air pollution





How can you tell normal rain from acid rain?

Acid rain is more harmful than the ordinary rain.Acid rain consists of the varried forms of precipitation that have made acid by absorbing pollutants in the air.Ordinary or normal rain is a product of water cycle.


Why is rain sometimes called acid rain?

Acid rain is rain that is unusually acidic due to higher than normal concentrations of nitric and sulfuric acid.


What is the pH of acid rain and normal rain?

Clean rain has a ph of 5.6, while the ph of acid rain is 4.2-4.4.


Is acid rain more radioactive acidic or gaseous than normal rain?

Acid rain is made from chemicals in the air mixing with water in the air. This makes the rain more acidic then normal rain.


Is acid rain far more radioactive acidic or gaseous than normal rain?

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Define acid rain?

Acid rain is rain or any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic.


How does acid rain form in the atmosphere?

CO2 plus water = carbonic acid. Sulfides (various ones) plus water = sulfuric acid. They mix with rain water to form "acid rain".


Does Carbon dioxide CO2 form Carbonic acid H2CO3 as acid rain as well?

H2CO3 is a naturally occurring form of acid rain.



Can building corrode?

They corrode due to acid rain. Smoke from the factories dissolve in rain to form acid rain.


Acid rain can form when what in the air mixes with sulfur oxides to form sulfuric acid?

Acid rain forms when oxygen and nitrogen in the air mixes with sulfur oxides to form sulfuric acid, and that is the result


What does acid rain look like?

Acid rain looks like normal rain. You can't tell the difference except with a pH meter.



How do you know when we have acid rain?

The rain that lands on the plants appears to burn through them or cause some sort of damage that is not normal of normal rain.


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