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Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

Similar term(s): sulphur dioxide.

Definition:

A corrosive gas produced by the burning of fuels, such as coal and oil, that contain sulphur. It is also produced from sea spray, organic decomposition and volcanic eruptions.

When combined with water in the air, it produces a weak, corrosive sulfuric acid - an ingredient of "acid rain".

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Acid rain - Primary & secondary particles

Translation(s):

Español: Dióxido de azufre (SO2)
Français: Dioxyde de soufre (SO2)

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