What gases cause acid rain?

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Feb 7, 2016

Answer:

The gas most responsible for the "acid rain" effect on plants and water systems is sulfur dioxide.

Explanation:

Several gases resulting from fossil fuel combustion can form acidic compounds in rain. These include carbon dioxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. The gas most responsible for the "acid rain" effect on plants and water systems is sulfur dioxide, although carbon dioxide is the most plentiful combustion product emission gas.