Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640



Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 20.4, Problem 3RC
Textbook Problem

Which of the following is a renewable energy resource?

  1. (a) biofuels
  2. (b) natural gas
  3. (c) coal
  4. (d) nuclear fission

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: It should be determined for the following is a renewable energy resource.

Concept Introduction:

Hydroelectric power plant:  As the largest renewable energy source, hydroelectric energy accounts for 22 percent of world’s electricity.

It generates more power that other renewable sources like solar energy system, wind, geothermal sources.

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

Biomass can be converted directly into liquid fuels –biofuels for our transportation needs.

The two most common types of biofuels are ethanol and biodiesel.

Some others are including methanol and reformulated gasoline compound.

Hence the correct option for the renewable source among all is option a...

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