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HS-PL04

Botanic Effects of Sulfuric Acid Simulated Acid Rain on Plant Development and PlantMorphology

Plant Sciences
Alexandra Elias

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Dr. Tara Archuleta

"An experiment was conducted to evaluate the negative effects acid rain has on plant leaves and their development. House plants were used and were each watered with a different concentration of simulated acid rain, a mixture consisting of water and sulfuric acid. The concentrations of sulfuric acid in the water were 0 (the control plant), 0.05 M, 0.075 M, 0.1 M. Measurements were made to measure the plants’ height after every 5 days of being watered. Further, soil pH levels were taken and the number of leaves counted to collect data. The analysis shows that the simulated acid rain dramatically lowered spoil pH levels, more so in the higher concentration plants, and it also caused weak stems, dark spots in leaves, completely dead leaves that fell off, and damage to the plants’ overall health."


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2 thoughts on “Botanic Effects of Sulfuric Acid Simulated Acid Rain on Plant Development and PlantMorphology

  1. Your presentation was well-organized, and the application was clear. Great work!

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