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
flagFrance
7%
84%
7%
0%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
81%
18%
0%
11
flagDenmark
0%
81%
18%
0%
11
flagPoland
4%
77%
14%
1%
7927
flagthe United Kingdom
6%
77%
13%
1%
272
flagGermany
5%
77%
14%
1%
89
flagNorway
4%
76%
16%
4%
25
flagItaly
0%
73%
26%
0%
15
flagAustralia
10%
69%
15%
2%
39
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
68%
18%
0%
16
flagIndia
9%
67%
20%
0%
229
flagthe Netherlands
4%
66%
23%
4%
21
flagthe United States
14%
65%
15%
2%
514
flagUU
17%
64%
17%
0%
17
flagPakistan
16%
62%
20%
0%
24
flagCanada
7%
61%
30%
0%
42
flagSpain
18%
54%
9%
0%
11
flagthe Philippines
23%
52%
14%
2%
34
flagRussia
13%
46%
33%
0%
15

Gender

men78%
women74%
hydrochloric acid
4%
4%
sulfuric acid
78%
74%
nitric acid
15%
19%
citric acid
1%
1%

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