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Unformatted text preview: • Distinguish fossil fuels from other fuels • Evaluate the risks and benefits associated with the fuels covered in the chapter • Rank fuels by a variety of characteristics (ex. desirability, clean-burning, energy content, etc.) • Relate energy use to atmospheric pollution and global warming • Explain fractional distillation. • Describe and discuss the process of petroleum refining and the chemistry behind it. Relate it to fractional distillation. • Describe the value of using a catalyst and provide example uses. • Draw and/or recognize structural (geometrical) isomers • List and describe the methods for producing gasoline. • Define and explain octane rating. • List and describe the approaches to alternative fuels. • Relate the pros and cons of various fuels....
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course CH 304k taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08