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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 20.3, Problem 2RC
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In the United States (and worldwide), fossil fuels provide the larger source of energy. What is the second largest energy source?

  1. (a) hydroelectric
  2. (b) solar
  3. (c) nuclear
  4. (d) geothermal

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: It should be identified for the second largest energy source of United States of America.

Concept Introduction:

Fossil fuels:

Fossil fuels originate from organic matter that was trapped under the Earth surface for many millennia.

Due to the particular combination of temperature, pressure, and available oxygen, the decomposition of organic matter resulted in the hydrocarbons.

The extracted item ; Coal, crude oil, and natural gas- the solid, liquid and gaseous forms of fossil fuels, respectively.

Nonrenewable sources are those for which the energy source is used and not concurrently replenished.

Renewable energy sources:

The sun energy is an example of renewable resources.

These include solar energy and energy derived from wind, biomass, and moving water likewise geothermal energy is a renewable resources.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct option

In USA, fossil fuel provides the largest source of energy.

Fossil fuel provides the largest source of energy and the particular combination of temperature, pressure, and available oxygen, the decomposition of organic matter resulted in the hydrocarbons.

The extracted item ; Coal, crude oil, and natural gas- the solid, liquid and gaseous forms of fossil fuels, respectively

Nuclear Energy is a Renewable energy sources, and most used as the second highest energy source of USA.

The second largest energy source of United States of America is Nuclear Energy source...

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