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Sulfur dioxide released by coal-burning power plants contributes to ___ .

  1. a. ozone destruction
  2. b. sea level rise
  3. c. acid rain
  4. d. desertification

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Mostly the human activities have the potential to not only harm individual species, but also to transform entire biomes. These activities ultimately increase the amount of pollutants in the environment. The main pollutants are various toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, chlorofluorocarbon, and nitrogen oxide.

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The common pollutants of air are sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which cause acid rain. Sulfur dioxide comes mainly from coal-burning power plants. In dry weather, airborne sulfur and nitrogen oxides coat dust particles. When these pollutant particles combine with water, it becomes wet acid deposition. Then, it falls down as acid precipitation, which is known as acid rain.

Option c. is given as “acid rain”

Sulfur dioxide released by coal-burning power plants contributes to acid rain. Option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a...

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