Which acid mostly contributes to acid rains?

hydrochloric acid
sulfuric acid
nitric acid
citric acid
The most im­por­tant gas which leads to acid­i­fi­ca­tion is sulfur dioxide, coming from fossil fuel com­bus­tion and industry (and, in lesser amounts, from vol­ca­noes and wild­fires). In recent years, emis­sions of nitrogen oxides which are oxidized to form nitric acid are of in­creas­ing im­por­tance due to stricter controls on emis­sions of sulfur con­tain­ing com­pound­s.

Answers distribution

hydrochloric acid
sulfuric acid
nitric acid
citric acid
answers
flagMalaysia
0%
88%
11%
0%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
81%
18%
0%
11
flagDenmark
0%
81%
18%
0%
11
flagFrance
9%
81%
9%
0%
11
flagPoland
4%
77%
14%
1%
7509
flagthe United Kingdom
6%
77%
14%
1%
257
flagGermany
5%
76%
15%
1%
85
flagNorway
4%
75%
16%
4%
24
flagItaly
0%
73%
26%
0%
15
flagIndia
9%
67%
20%
0%
223
flagAustralia
10%
67%
16%
2%
37
flagthe Netherlands
4%
66%
23%
4%
21
flagthe United States
14%
65%
15%
2%
498
flagCanada
7%
65%
26%
0%
38
flagPakistan
17%
65%
17%
0%
23
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
64%
21%
0%
14
flagthe Philippines
25%
54%
12%
3%
31
flagRussia
13%
46%
33%
0%
15

Gender

men78%
women74%
hydrochloric acid
4%
4%
sulfuric acid
78%
74%
nitric acid
15%
20%
citric acid
1%
1%

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