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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Which sulfur compounds are atmospheric pollutants? What is their origin? Describe steps being taken to prevent sulfur compounds from entering the atmosphere.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The sulfur compounds which are pollutants, their origin and the steps taken to prevent sulfur compounds from entering the atmosphere have to be given.

Concept introduction:

Acid rain: Air pollution lead to the phenomenon called acid rain which is harmful to environment. Sulfur dioxide, sulfur trioxide, nitrogen oxides like emissions from factories, automobiles come in contact with water, acid rain occurs. These acids should be carried away from its source itself.

When the fossil fuel containing sulfur is combusted, the colorless sulfur dioxide is released. This SO2 combines with oxygen and water in the atmosphere to produce sulfuric acid. This is the main reason for acid rain.

2SO2+O22SO3SO3+H2OH2SO4

Explanation

Acid rain can be called as a rainfall with pH less than 5.5 or 5.6. It is formed when oxides of elements like Sulphur and nitrogen combine with oxygen and water in the atmosphere producing acids like sulfuric acid, nitric acid…

Sulfur compounds like SO2 and SO3 are considered to be the main air pollutants. Of which, SO2 is the most important one.

The origin of these sulfur compounds are mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal. Sulfur is a common constituent in some of the coals and its oxides produce acid rain.

2SO2+O22SO3SO3+H2OH2SO4

Certain steps have to be taken in-order to reduce the SO2 emission

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