Oil is burned when used and the sulfur is released by the burning of fossil fuels that combines with oxygen and water to form acid rain.
The major acids that are responsible for acid rain is Sulfuric acid and nitric acid.
Sulfuric and nitric acids are formed when SO2 and NOX react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals. After mixing with water and other components, they collapse to the ground and this is how the acids form.
The harmful effects that acid rain may have is that acid rain has the potential to be severely damaging to forests. Acid rain that penetrates into the ground can dissolve nutrients needed for trees, such as magnesium and calcium. Aluminium is also released into the soil as a result of acid rain, making it difficult for trees to absorb water.
to prevent and overcome the problems of acid rain, To start using solar power and natural resources like water, sun and wind powered energy. Instead of burning fossil fuels, people start buying greener cars and using more public transportation.