Producing Chemicals

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What are sustainable processes?
The processes that meet people's needs today without affecting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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Why is it good if your feedstock is renewable?
You can keep on using it as much as you like.
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Why is it bad if your feedstock is not renewable?
It's going to run out, this could mean big problems for future generations
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What is the atom economy of a reaction?
It tells you how much of the mass of the reactants ends up as useful products
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If your making lots of waste is this a problem?
Yes
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How fast do reactions with low atom economy use up resources?
Very quickly
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When disposing of waste products how should you do it?
Responsibly
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What are they likely to take up and cause?
Take up space and cause pollution
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What can you do to your waste product instead of disposing of it?
Finding another use for it
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What is an alternative way to ensure there is no waste?
There is often more than one way to make the productt you want, so you try to choose a reaction that gives useful by-products
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Why might a reaction be very expensive?
If it needs a lot of energy
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To provide this energy what has to be done?
It involves burning fossil fuels
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If a process gives out energy what can this be used for? And what does this benefit?
The energy can be used for something else and this saves money and the environment
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How can a reaction be bad for the environment?
If it produces harmful chemicals
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How can where raw materials come from affect the environment?
If its mining for example it can make a mess of the countryside, also transportig the goods
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Why are lws put in place for the complany to follow?
To ensure the worker and the public are not put in harm's way
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Why do companies have to test their products?
To make sure they're safe to use
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What is a benefit to factories being wihtin a society?
It creates jobs and brings more money to the area
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What is a risk to factories being within a society?
It may be unsightly and potentially hazardous
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Why is it good if your feedstock is renewable?

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What is the atom economy of a reaction?

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If your making lots of waste is this a problem?

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