SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE ROLE OF ACIDITY IN OUR LIFE
A brief history of the concept of acidity is given and analyzed, including the development of acid-base theories. A key role of acid-base interaction in the environment is demonstrated. The most essential environmental threats caused by acid contamination are shown and parsed. The mechanistic origin of acid rains and ocean acidification is revealed, as well as the connection of these phenomena with the abnormal level of acidity in the environment.