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Subject: Science , asked on 30/7/13

Why the Taj Mahal is getting yellow ?

Abhijeet From Campion School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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taj mahal is turning yellow due ti the toxic fumes given out from the factories near the mahal and making the marble turn yellow
the toxic fumes are -
sulphur dioxide
methane
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Bani Sood , added an answer, on 20/2/13
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i agree with their answers

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Rohan Vijay From Dewan Public School, added an answer, on 1/8/13
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It is turning yellow because of acid rain.Acid rain is rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, i.e. elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infrastructure through the process of wet deposition. Acid rain is caused by emissions of compounds of ammonium, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Governments have made efforts since the 1970s to reduce the production of sulfur dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere with positive results. However, it can also be caused naturally by the splitting of nitrogen compounds by the energy produced by lightning strikes, or the release of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere by volcano eruptions."Acid rain" is a popular term referring to the deposition of wet (rain, snow, sleet, fog, cloudwater, and dew) and dry (acidifying particles and gases) acidic components. A more accurate term is ï½acid depositionï½. Distilled water, once carbon dioxide is removed, has a neutral pH of 7. Liquids with a pH less than 7 are acidic, and those with a pH greater than 7 are bases. ï½Cleanï½ or unpolluted rain has a slightly acidic pH of about 5.2, because carbon dioxide and water in the air react together to form carbonic acid, a weak acid (pH 5.6 in distilled water), but unpolluted rain also contains other chemicals. H2O (l) + CO2 (g) → H2CO3 (aq) Carbonic acid then can ionize in water forming low concentrations of hydronium and carbonate ions: 2 H2O (l) + H2CO3 (aq) CO32 (aq) + 2 H3O+ (aq) Acid deposition as an environmental issue would include additional acids to H2CO3.
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Ramita Ruhil From Meenakshi Public School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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Aditya Prasanna From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 12/3/13
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It is because of the increase in nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere this is referred as marble cancer

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Vishal Gupta From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, added an answer, on 24/2/13
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there no other region

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Manali Sanghai From Scottish Academy, added an answer, on 30/7/13
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New Delhi: Taj Mahal, the 17th century white marble monument of love, is turning yellow due to dust and dirt.

Due to a high level of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) in the air, the white marble surface of the Taj Mahal has acquired a yellowish appearance, Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni told Lok Sabha on Thursday. She said the niches, arches and the brackets used for supporting the balcony of minarets were particularly turning yellow. The main reason for the yellowish appearance seems to be dust and dirt deposits, which do not get washed off by rain.

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Manali Sanghai From Scottish Academy, added an answer, on 30/7/13
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its due to the acid rain....in which the toxic fumes of SO2 and NO2 forms H2SO4 and HNO3.and which falls down with the rain water on the taj.....and turning it into yellow colour...

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Ashwani Kumar From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 14/9/13
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the reason is acid rain which contain harmful gasesc such as sulphur and nitrogen

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Shagun Swt Angel From K.b.d.a.v. Sr Sec. School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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its due to the acid rain....in which the toxic fumes of SO2 and NO2 forms H2SO4 and HNO3.and which falls down with the rain water on the taj.....and turning it into yellow colour...

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Sananna Das From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 23/2/13
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taj mahal is turning yellow due ti the toxic fumes given out from the factories near the mahal and making the marble turn yellow
the toxic fumes are -
sulphur dioxide
methane
THIS phenomenon is known as marble cancer.
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Mizna Hibah From International Indian School, added an answer, on 23/2/13
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Because of marble canser.

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Tejaswini Jagtap From Indo Public School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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taj mahal is getting yellow because of its surrounding area is congested of harmful gases whic causes acid rain. when this acid rain falls it corrodes the white marble of the monument. this is the reason it is getting yellow

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Bani Sood , added an answer, on 20/2/13
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u both are welcum

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Justin Bieber Sumit From St. Soldier Senior Secondary Public School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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B'cauz of the acid rain.

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Shagun Swt Angel From K.b.d.a.v. Sr Sec. School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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Harish Manderna From Navy Children School, added an answer, on 21/2/13
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TAJ MAHAL IS GETTING YELLOW DUE TO ACID RAIN. THE RAIN DROPLETS MIX AND FALL WITH OXIDES OF SULPHER AND NITROGEN TO FORM ACID RAIN. AND THE WHITE STONE OF WHICH TAJ MAHAL IS MADE IS VERY SENSECTIVE.

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Abhijeet From Campion School, added an answer, on 20/2/13
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