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    44) How many metric tonnes of 5%-S coal would be required to yield the H2SO4 needed to produce a 2.0-cm rainfall of pH 2.00 over an area of 100 square kilometers?

    HINT: Hint: Calculate vol rain, mol H+, mass of S, mass of coal

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    Please note that many students (and teachers) are making the common mistake of assuming that each molecule of sulfuric acid contributes two hydrogen ions when dissociated. This is simply not true.

    One stage is the dissociasion of one ...

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    It finds the amount of metric tonnes of 5%-S coal that could produce a rainfall with certain pH.