Carbon dioxide CO 2 b Explain how the production of cement products is

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Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) b) Explain how the production of cement products is contributing to the problem of global warming. The creation of cement releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing air pollution, thus global warming. To add, cement is not recyclable, so there is always a need to produce more and more. 14) Because natural rainwater is slightly acidic, it slowly dissolves concrete as well as monuments composed of calcite (limestone and marble). In many areas, the acidity of rainfall
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has greatly increased due to the release of sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) gas that forms when sulfur- rich minerals in coal undergo combustion. What do you suspect this so-called "acid rain" is doing to our concrete highways and bridges? The acid rain is slowly deteriorating the concrete of the highways and bridges.
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15a) It is often stated that when the environmental costs associated with the mining and burning of coal are considered, coal is no longer the cheapest means of producing electricity. Explain who pays for the coal-related deterioration of society's highways and bridges. Federal and states. b) What do you think would happen if the costs associated with replacing our concrete infrastructure were included in the price of coal, making coal-generated electricity more expensive? People would try to use alternative energy sources. Metallic Minerals Humans have discovered many important applications for the metals listed in Table 10.2. For example, because iron (Fe) is strong and quite abundant, it is used to make large quantities of structural steel. Although aluminum (Al) is not as strong as iron, its lower density makes it ideal in applications where weight is a critical factor, such as airplanes and fuel-efficient vehicles. Another extremely useful property of metals is their ability to conduct electricity. For example, copper (Cu) is used in the wiring that carries electricity throughout our homes and cars. It is also used in the circuits of countless electronic devices, including cell phones, computers, and televisions. The modern society we have come to know would simply not exist were it not for the unique properties of metals.
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