Acid Rain: The Negative Effects Of Acid Rain?

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For many years initially in the 1980’s as the result of air pollution the concern of acid rain came to great attention. Even though there were procedures in order to reduce these emissions we are still facing the effects today.
As you already may know, the major release of this air pollution is because sadfof the burning of fossil fuels alongside all the chemicals produced with it. Car exhausts burn petrol and the smoke that is released doesn’t just simply disappear and the sooty grey particles are not the only outcome of this but the invisible gasses which essentially is ruining our environment.
These invisible gasses are mainly sulphur and carbon dioxide where the sources of these pollutants are uncountable ranging from factories to as discussed car exhausts, in figure 1 we can see power stations . These gases react with the tiny droplets of water in clouds to form sulphuric and nitric acids. The rain from these clouds then falls as a very weak acid - which is why it is known as "acid rain".
Acid rain is generally considered rain that has a pH value that is significantly below that of normal rain water,
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Some of these negative effects can be mimicked by synthetic acid rain, while others cannot. Acid rain sometimes contains toxins. The high pH of acid rain makes these toxins more soluble, which can have negative effects on the plants, such as stunted plant growth and development. Also, acid rain may actually decrease the absorption of nutrients by plants. This can, of course, lead to decreases in the development of plants and seriously affect plant health. The presence of acid rain can also lead to significant suppression of the photosynthesis process, as the acidity of the rain water can damage the leaves, not allowing them to properly absorb sunlight. The lack of the photosynthesis process can, of course, negatively affect the plant’s

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