Flashcards in Chapter 12 Questions 2 Deck (10):
Which IS NOT a nonrenewable source
Oil, coal, natural gas, wind, nuclear fuels
global transfer energy from fuels to electricity is 35% is a consequence of
Second law of thermodynamics
(Energy always will lose some energy when transformed)
Which is the most fuel efficient?
Train, bus, plane, car
What isn't associated with surface mining of coal
1. Low death rates ; 2. Land subsidence & collapse; 3. Large likes of tailings; 4. Underground tunnels ; 5. Acid runoff
Land subsidence and collapse
What is right about petroleum:
1. From decay of plants ; 2. Has Nat gas & oil ; 3. Migrates through pore space in rocks
2 & 3 only
Nuc power plants produce every from the radioactive decay of...?
In the US most high level radioactive waste is where?
Stores at the power plants that it was from
A radioactive isotope has a half life of 40 years; radioactive level of 4 curies. How many years until the level reaches .25 curies?
What is responsible for the largest fraction of electricity generation in the US?