Title

Aquatic chemistry of acid deposition

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Environmental Science and Technology

DOI of Published Version

10.1021/es00155a001

Start Page

8

Abstract

This article concentrates on three elementary chemical concepts that are the prerequisites to understanding the genesis and properties of acid deposition. First of the three concepts is a simple stoichiometric model, which explains on a mass balance basis that the composition of the rain results primarily from a titration of the acids formed from atmospheric pollutants with the bases introduced into the atmosphere. Next is an illustration of the absorption equilibria of such gases as SO//2 and NH//3 into water, which represents their interaction with cloud water, raindrops, fog droplets, or surface waters. Finally, a quantitative interpretation of the acid-base balance is presented.

Published Article/Book Citation

Environmental Science and Technology, 21:1 (1987) pp.8

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/cee_pubs/285