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Name the gases, other than carbon dioxide, that are given out during burning of fossil fuel and contribute towards acid rain formation.

It's from class XIII.


Nitrogen dioxide is also emitted in a very small quantity.
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Gas phase chemistry of acid rain 

In the gas phase sulfur dioxide is oxidized by reaction with the hydroxyl radical via an intermolecular reaction [5]: 

SO2 + OH· → HOSO2· 

which is followed by: 

HOSO2· + O2 → HO2· + SO3 

In the presence of water, sulfur trioxide (SO3) is converted rapidly to sulfuric acid: 

SO3 (g) + H2O (l) → H2SO4 (l) 

Nitrogen dioxide reacts with OH to form nitric acid: 

NO2 + OH· → HNO3 

Thus: NO2 and SO2 
sulfur dioxide 
Nitrogen dioxide
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