ASSIGNED PROBLEMS FOR
CHAPTER 1 ALL SECTIONS
Each question has point value assigned.
Use YOUR OWN words.
Good luck and have fun exploring the air you breathe. D
Assigned problems relating to:
CHAPTER 0: CHEMISTRY FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
This assignment is worth 10 points:
1. In your own words, describe renewable energy, then list 2 sources of renewable energy
Renewable energy is energy that is not used up
Consider This 2.17
Biological Sensitivity The sensitivity of DNA in a skin cell to UV light from the Sun increases
with decreasing wavelength.
a. Propose an explanation for this fact.
b. Once the wavelength becomes short enough to fall in
1. a. Calculate the volume of air in liters that you might inhale (and exhale) in an 8-hour working day.
Assume that each breath has a volume of about 0.5 L, and that you are breathing 15 times a minute.
b. From this calculation, you can
3. Classify the following resources as renewable or nonrenewable: wind, power, minerals, water, biofuel,
and natural gas.
Renewable: wind, power, water
Nonrenewable: natural gas, minerals, biofuel
9. Figure 0.1 shows one possible