Essays Tagged: "Sulfuric acid"

Acid Rain

ather of acid rain research is an Englishman named Charles Angus Smith who suggested in, 1852, that sulfuric acid in Manchester, English, was causing metal to rust and dyed goods to fade. One source t ... into the atmosphere that reacts with other airborne chemicals (water vapor and sunlight) to produce sulfuric and nitric acid which later can be carried long distance from their source and be deposited ...

(5 pages) 197 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Mercury

en given a pressure of 7640 atmospheres (5.8 million torrs). It dissolves in nitric or concentrated sulfuric acid but is resistant to alkalies. Mercury melts at -39C, boils at about 357C,and has a gra ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Effect of Acid Rain on Seed Germination w/ headings and sub-headings

o rain or snow with pH less than 5.6. It isusually created because of the presence of nitric and/or sulfuric acid in the atmosphere and it alsoaffects everything it touches, including buildings, plant ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid rain.

the atmosphere, they can be converted chemically into such secondary pollutants as nitric acid and sulfuric acid, both of which dissolve easily in water. The resulting acidic water droplets can be ca ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Acid rain.

rain is 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 sl ...

(2 pages) 54 1 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Report on experiment determining the percentage of copper in the copper ore malachite.

age of copper in the malachite will be four percent.Materials: 2 x 250mL beaker, pestle, malachite, sulfuric acid, water, 2 x filter paper, funnel, filter stand,Safety Precautions: Wear safety glasses ... e mass of the malachite sample. Place the malachite into the 250mL beaker and add 20-30mL of dilute sulfuric acid. Wait until the reaction has slowed down and then gently crush the malachite into fine ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Lab report on a fischer esterfication

neutral alcohols, but they can be made much more reactive in the presence of a strong acid, such as sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid. The mineral acid protonates the carbonyl group oxygen atom and g ... r product.This reaction is a nucleophillic acyl-substitution carried out under acidic conditions of sulfuric acid. The alcohol used was 1-Hexanol which limits the ester to a side hexyl chain.A number ...

(3 pages) 84 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid Rain

the rain. Approximately 70% of acid rain is a result of dissolved sulfur dioxide (SO2) which forms Sulfuric Acid. The remaining 30% or so comes from various Nitrogen Oxides (mostly NO2 and NO3 which ... percentage of hydrochloric acid that makes up hydrochloric acid as well. The equation is as follows:Sulfuric acid when it joins with hydrogen atoms in the air:SO3(g) + H2O(l) = H2SO4(aq)In the air, th ...

(7 pages) 61 1 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Acid

s, vinegar and other substances. Hydrochloric acid is produced in your stomach to help digest food. Sulfuric acid is found in car batteries. Acids can conduct an electric current. Acids are also corro ... is another way of saying it yields a high concentration of hydrogen ions. Hydrochloric, nitric, and sulfuric are among the strongest acids. Incompletely ionized acids are called weak acids because the ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid rain and it impacts on living things and the enviroment

rm when oxides of nitrogen and sulfite combine with water and moisture in the air to form Nitric ad Sulfuric acid. These acid precipitations can carry far from their origins. Most of the time if it fo ... emissions. These gases evaporate into the atmosphere and then get in clouds to form nitric acid and sulfuric acid. When these acids fall back to the earth they do not cause damage to just the environm ...

(4 pages) 84 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The seperation of Uranium

d close to the mine. At the mill the ore is crushed and ground to a fine slurry which is leached in sulfuric acid:UO3 + 2H+ ====> UO22+ + H2OUO22+ + 3SO42- ====> UO2(SO4)34-to allow the separati ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Terrorism and its Effects on the United States

making instructions. Yusef's plan involved creating a car bomb made of urea pellets, nitroglycerin, sulfuric acid, aluminum/magnesium azide, and bottled hydrogen, and intended on preventing the smoke ...

(2 pages) 28 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

What Acid Rain is, And How It Harms Our Planet

plants. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react with water and other chemicals in the air to form sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and other pollutants. These acidic pollutants travel with the wind for h ...

(2 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain.

hen sulfur dioxide reaches the atmosphere, it oxidizes to first form a sulfate ion. It then becomes sulfuric acid as it joins with hydrogen atoms in the air and falls back down to earth. Oxidation occ ... compounds such as ammonia and ozone help to catalyze the reaction, changing more sulfur dioxide to sulfuric acid. However, not all of the sulphur dioxide is changed to sulfuric acid. In fact, a subst ...

(7 pages) 28 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acidic Oxides: Environmental Peril?

most of the reactions) and oxygen. The chemical names for the result of these reactions are called sulfuric acid, and nitric acid.The chemical equation of how sulfur dioxide is turned into sulfuric a ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chemistry paper on Phosphoric Acid

ardous.My chemical is called Phosphoric acid, or H3PO4. The commercial method of the preparation is sulfuric acid added to the phosphate rock.3 H2SO4(l) + Ca3(PO4)2(s) + 6 H2O(l) 2 H3PO4(s) + 3 CaSO4* ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Acid Rain

ulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbons) react with sunlight to create ozone. This produces sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3.) These acids are stored in clouds, and when it rains, y ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain

als that form acidic compounds. It is when these actually mix, that the rain becomes acidic forming sulfuric acid from the SOx, a very strong acid, and nitric acid from the NOx. According a web ...

(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

with pH values of less than 5.6. Acid rain is rain mixed with sulfur. Sulfur is put into the air by sulfuric acid plants. Some of the larger sulfuric acid plants are in Ontario Canada Where dose acid ... Raw Materials: The plant needs to be close to the raw materials that are used in the production of sulfuric acid like sulfur, lead, copper, zinc and sulfides.2) Transportation: A manufacturer must co ...

(4 pages) 760 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry