Sources of Acidic Oxides and Concerns

Analyse information from secondary sources to summarise the industrial origins of sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen and evaluate reasons for concern about their release into the environment



  • There are several industrial sources of sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen (follow link for more information).
  • There are several reasons for concern about the release of these gases:
    • Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide irritate the human respiratory system.
    • Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas.
    • Nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) can lead to photochemical smog.
    • They are all acidic oxides and therefore can contribute to acid rain, which produces many problems (follow link for more information).

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