Explain how, burning if fuels such as coal, petrol, and diesel lead to acid rain. How is acid rain harmful?

The burning of coal, petrol and diesel produces sulphur dioxide which goes into the air. It is an extremely suffocating and corrosive gas. It may damage our lungs.

The burning of petrol and diesel in the engines of vehicles also releases nitrogen oxides into the air. These oxides produced by the burning of fuels dissolve in rainwater and form acids. The rainwater containing acid is called acid rain. It is harmful to crops, soil and damages buildings.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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