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Lecture 3 notes-Carbon Dioxide (Pt. 3)

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Lecture 3 Carbon Dioxide Part 3 Putting CO2 into environment faster than the Planet can get rid of it. Emissions (natural and anthropogenic) and rates of carbon removal…. Key word here is rates. We have to consider the rates of emission input and rates of carbon removal. Set up boundaries like size of ocean Hubbert predicted that oil production (originally predicted to go on up forever) would peak and decline later. Now, oil production is in fact declining… following Hubbert’s peak. Go to Rutledge’s website and check out powerpoint slides http://rutledge.caltech.edu Rutledge is less concerned about the curve of CO2 because he believes with the peak in oil production will come a peak in CO2 production. Believes that shutting down coal plants will not
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Unformatted text preview: really do anything to CO2 levels. 8 photons to fix carbon from CO2. Offering energy in a more concentrated form. Nitrogen has to be reduced to be used by plants. In N2, formal oxidation state is 0. Ammonia (NH3) Farmers inject pressurized, highly concentrated NH3 into the ground to be held by water until plants need it. Ammonia + Nitric Acid Ammonium Nitrate (NH4NO3) 1 ST N formal oxidation is -4, 2 nd N formal oxidation is -5 (NO3 IS -1 CHARGED) Very explosive-has an oxidized and reduced part in the same molecule. This ammonium nitrate is used by farmers sometimes!!! Nitrogen is a lazy chemical. .. it needs to be pressurized, heated, and catalyzed with hydrogen in order to produce ammonia. Without this ammonia, we would starve....
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