Essays Tagged: "Acid"

Acid Rain

dustrial society brings us also has a down side. One of the adverse effects of industrialization is acid deposition due to power plant, fossil fuel and automobile emissions. Acid rain is the popular t ... sil fuel and automobile emissions. Acid rain is the popular term but the scientists prefer the term acid deposition. Acid rain can have adverse effects on the environment by damaging forests or by low ...

(5 pages) 197 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Andromeda Strain- 25 quotes, explinations, and how it has to do with chemistry

live because his blood pH level was too low for the virus to survive. The man in the white robe got acidosis because he had taken a bottle of aspirin and had drunk sterna for many days following the a ... o be a gas. Gasses are smaller than a cell in size.5.A. QUOTE: "The body is to hot or too cold, too acid or too alkaline. There is too much oxygen or not enough. Man's body is as hostile as Antarctica ...

(10 pages) 94 2 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid rain.

Acid rain is a term for rain, snow, sleet, or other wet precipitation that is polluted by such acids ... a term for rain, snow, sleet, or other wet precipitation that is polluted by such acids as sulfuric acid and nitric acid. According to the Southampton University website, rain is naturally slightly ac ... his gives rain a pH of around 5.0, and in some parts of the world it can be as low as 4.0. The term acid rain is now used to describe rain with a pH below 5. In the following paragraphs, I will explai ...

(2 pages) 54 1 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid rain, creative speech on the topic, "Why I should be elected", related to the acid rain problems in area. Could easily be changed to essay.

The acid rain many areas is becoming a major hazard.Gasses released from factories combine with the mois ... om factories combine with the moisture and eventually fall back to earth, sometimes 1000 times more acidic than natural rain.This is causing significant problems within local lakes, rivers and streams ... natural rain.This is causing significant problems within local lakes, rivers and streams. Although acid rain is not concentrated enough to burn through human skin, it kills many trees and other wildl ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Acid

Acid comes from the Latin word acere, which means sour. In dilute concentrations acids are responsib ... ids are responsible for the sour taste of lemons, limes, vinegar and other substances. Hydrochloric acid is produced in your stomach to help digest food. Sulfuric acid is found in car batteries. Acids ... o help digest food. Sulfuric acid is found in car batteries. Acids can conduct an electric current. Acids are also corrosive. When acids react with metals they form hydrogen gas. When an acid reacts w ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Basics Of Biochemistry

o provide energy.-Lipids- composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The monomer of lipids are fatty acids. Lipids are found in the body as steroids, hormones, and in the membranes of cells.-Proteins- ... the membranes of cells.-Proteins- composed of C, H, O, N, and S. The monomers of proteins are amino acids- 20 types of amino acids. Structural proteins are found in parts of cells and tissues; collage ...

(3 pages) 94 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

The Affects of Acid Rain on pH and Alkalinity

Acid rain is caused when rain, fog, or snow passes through a layer of pollution. Acid rain is just a ... hen rain, fog, or snow passes through a layer of pollution. Acid rain is just a common term meaning acid deposition. Acid deposition is divided into two types, wet and dry. Wet acid deposition include ... d into two types, wet and dry. Wet acid deposition includes rain, fog, and snow. The potency of the acid rain depends on how acidic the water is to start and the chemistry and buffering capacity of th ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Acid Rain

Acid Rain Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. ... and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. However acid rain on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many other problems such as aluminum pois ... in on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many other problems such as aluminum poisoning. AcidRain is deadly. WHAT IS ACID RAIN? Acid rain is all the rain, snow, mist etc that falls from the ...

(8 pages) 61 2 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Acid Rain

ACID RAINAcid rain is a very serious environmental problem that exists today because of high-energy ... environmental problem that exists today because of high-energy consumption in the industrial world. Acid rain is snow, fog or rain that has been polluted by acid in the atmosphere. Rain is naturally a ... ecause carbon dioxide, found normally in the earth's atmosphere, reacts with water to form carbonic acid. While "pure" rain's acidity is pH 5.6-5.7, actual pH readings vary from place to place dependi ...

(3 pages) 95 2 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Acid Rain - Impact and Cause

Within the last decade acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance. Acid Rain is rain with pH values ... an environmental concern of global importance. Acid Rain is rain with pH values less that 5.6. The acid consists of sulfur and nitrogen compounds that are produced naturally by the decay of organic m ... trogen compounds believed to be 40 to 60 percent of the total. The contribution of lightning to the acidity of rain is significant. Two strokes of lightning over one square kilometre produce enough ni ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid Rain. This is a research paper I did for my science fair project.

The term "acid rain" is used to describe rain, snow or fog that has been polluted by acid in the atmosphere du ... mosphere during the water cycle. It is one of the most dangerous and widespread forms of pollution. Acid rain contributes to the damage of not only natural environments, but everyplace it lands upon. ... ut everyplace it lands upon. It harms bodies of water and many sensitive forest soils. In addition, acid rain accelerates the deterioration of irreplaceable buildings, statues, and sculptures that are ...

(3 pages) 54 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

What Acid Rain is, And How It Harms Our Planet

Acid rain is a form of air pollution in which airborne acids produced by power plants and factories ... llution in which airborne acids produced by power plants and factories fall to Earth in the form of acidic rain. The acidic nature of this rain causes widespread damage to our environment. The formati ... rain. The acidic nature of this rain causes widespread damage to our environment. The formation of acid rain begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of coal, ...

(2 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chemistry Buffers: Bicarbonate buffers

py over. You can find these diagrams on the sites listed at the bottom.)A Buffer is a mixture of an acid and its conjugate base, or a Base and its conjugate acid. A Buffer works by reacting with any n ... ts conjugate base, or a Base and its conjugate acid. A Buffer works by reacting with any new strong acid or base added to the mixture of the buffer. It reacts with the base or acid added so that the n ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How Acid Rain Affects Plants

What is acid rain? Acid rain is obviously rain that is acidic. The rain becomes acidic because of gases, whi ... f a severe amount of CO2 which come mostly from pollution.How it's made? It Made? More than half of acid rain comes from sulphur dioxide. You can get sulfur dioxide from volcanos and rotting vegetatio ... gases are produced from burning fossil fuels, for example a cars exhaust system.What is the damage? Acid rain causes damage to lakes by causing lakes to become acidic, therefore killing off this acid ...

(1 pages) 15 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid Rain

Today, acid rain is a broad term referring to precipitation that is slightly more acidic then what is natur ... ur atmosphere. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, "a more precise term is acid deposition, which has two parts: wet and dry." Wet referring to actual acid rain, fog, sn ... ry." Wet referring to actual acid rain, fog, snow, that hits the ground, and dry referring to acidic gases and particles. Acid rain is caused by either sulfur oxides(SOx), formed from combustion ...

(2 pages) 7 0 3.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain

10/9/00 Acid Rain Acid rain is measured using a pH scale, anything that is less than the neutral num ... id rain is measured using a pH scale, anything that is less than the neutral number 7 is considered acidic. Anything above 7 is normal. Sulphur dioxide is the main cause of acid rain on earth. Volcano ...

(1 pages) 11 0 4.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid Rain

Acid Rain Acid rain is measured using a pH scale, anything that is less than the neutral num ... id rain is measured using a pH scale, anything that is less than the neutral number 7 is considered acidic. Anything above 7 is normal. Sulphur dioxide is the main cause of acid rain on earth. Volcano ... g off fossil fuels. As sulphur dioxide combines with hydrogen in the atmosphere it become sulphuric acid and then falls down back to the earth, causing acid rain. Another chemical that can cause acid ...

(1 pages) 10 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Will Anti Acids Affect Soils Polluted By Acid Rain?

The project I have selected to do is: Will Anti Acids affect soils Polluted by Acid Rain? I chose this topic because acid rain is becoming a big pro ... countries. Over 25% of the forests have been destroyed in these countries because of the amount of acid rain. If my project shows that anti acids considerably reduce the acidity level in soils, then ... ce the acidity level in soils, then people will be able to repair their damaged lawns from years of acid rain precipitation. Since over 70% of acid rain is sulfur dioxide, I believe that if I can find ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain When coal, gasoline, and fuel oils are burned,

Acid Rain When coal, gasoline, and fuel oils are burned, they contain sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen w ... oes into the air. These substances, called oxides combine with moisture in the air to form sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, and nitric acid. The pollution may take the form of rain, snow, or fog, or be i ... , and nitric acid. The pollution may take the form of rain, snow, or fog, or be in dry forms. These acids are brought to Earth in what is called acid rain. The dry form of precipitation is just as dam ...

(2 pages) 354 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Neutralization in Acids and Bases

zation effects within the cupcake were lessened as the sodium bicarbonate did not have enough of an acid to fully neutralize. Therefore, the cupcake in Experiment B did not rise as much as the cupcake ... sis for Experiment C was as follows; the cupcake will have a different taste, and that since citric acid is lower on the pH scale than lactic acid, the reaction within the cupcake would be stronger. T ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry