Problem: Nitric acid is a component of acid rain that forms when gaseous nitrogen dioxide pollutant reacts with gaseous oxygen and liquid water to form aqueous nitric acid.Write a balanced chemical equation for this reaction.

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Reactants

nitrogen dioxide → NO2(g)

oxygen → O2(g)

water → H2O(l)

Products

nitric acid → HNO3(aq)

Unbalanced Reaction: NO2(g) + O2(g) + H2O(l) → HNO3(aq)

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Nitric acid is a component of acid rain that forms when gaseous nitrogen dioxide pollutant reacts with gaseous oxygen and liquid water to form aqueous nitric acid.

Write a balanced chemical equation for this reaction.

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