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Understanding more about the causes, effects, and implications of acid precipitation and its impacts on our daily lives is the first step that we all need to take in adopting a more proactive approach to solving this problem. 2 What is Acid Precipitation? 2.1 Definition. According to Sayala (2001), the definition of acid precipitation is "any rainfall/precipitation that has an acidity level beyond what is expected in non-polluted rainfall [or] any precipitation that has a pH value of less than 5...
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According to Sayala (2001), the definition of acid precipitation is "any rainfall/precipitation that has an acidity level beyond what is expected in non-polluted rainfall [or] any precipitation that has a pH value of less than 5.6" (p. 6). This is because theoretically, a pH of 5.6 is representative of the naturally-occurring atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide normally present in "pure" rainfall; nearly all rainfall is acidic to some degree because of an imbalance between hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, but a pH of 5...
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