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.
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Answers by country

hydrochloric acid
sulfuric acid
nitric acid
citric acid
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flagMalaysia
8%
82%
8%
0%
46
flagAustria
5%
80%
14%
0%
71
flagPoland
5%
76%
14%
1%
15772
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
73%
11%
2%
371
flagAustralia
11%
73%
9%
2%
117
flagGermany
12%
69%
13%
3%
395
flagUnknown
10%
65%
18%
2%
38
flagSingapore
12%
65%
21%
0%
32
flagKazakhstan
7%
61%
20%
7%
39
flagthe United States
16%
60%
17%
2%
971
flagIndia
10%
59%
25%
2%
996
flagthe Philippines
17%
59%
17%
1%
97
flagUkraine
9%
58%
25%
3%
308
flagRussia
13%
57%
26%
0%
201
flagPakistan
17%
56%
20%
2%
115
flagCanada
14%
56%
28%
1%
78
flagItaly
18%
55%
16%
9%
120
flagNigeria
22%
50%
22%
3%
104
flagSwitzerland
21%
50%
18%
8%
61
flagBelarus
16%
40%
36%
0%
49