The definition of acid rain is harmful rain, snow or other precipitation that has become dirty and polluted (and thus dangerous to the Earth) with chemicals due to pollution.
Effects of Acid Rain
- Direct contact - Can kill plant life depending on the plant’s sensitivity to acid.
- On Organisms - Acid rain in the water can also wipe out entire species of organisms. Fish and other life forms in the water are extremely susceptible to acid rain.
An example of acid rain is rain near a coal factory that kills the plants around it.
left:a yellowed and dying branch due to the effects of acid rain
right: a healthy branch
(plural acid rains)