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Calculating acid rain due to sulfuric acid from coal.

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How many metric tons of 5%-S coal would be needed to yield the H2SO4 required to produce a 2.5-cm rainfall of pH 2.00 over an area of 100 square kilometers?

This is the second time that this question has been posted. First response received was incorrect.

Hints given: Calculate vol rain, mol H+, mass of S, mass of coal.

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