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The heat from the shock wave of the entering asteroid and reprocessing of the air close to the impact produces nitric and nitrous acids over the next few months to one year. The chemical reaction chain is: 1. N2 + O2 ‚> NO (molecular nitrogen combined with molecular oxygen produces nitrogen monoxide) 2. 2NO + O2 ‚> 2NO2 (two nitrogen monoxide molecules combined with one oxygen molecule produces two nitrogen dioxide molecules) 3. NO2 is converted to nitric and nitrous acids when it is mixed with water.These are really nasty acids. They will wash out of the air when it rains---a worldwide deluge of acid rain with damaging effects:
People might wonder why you have posted something about the wrong bit of the spectrum of the wrong compound.
So my question is what colour would this rain be? What colour does water turn when it is mixed with nitric and nitrous acids?