Flashcards in Fossil Fuels And Nuclear Energy Deck (18):
What is nonrenewable resource?
It cannot be replenish d during our lifetime.
What are some examples of nonrenewable
Fossil fuels and nuclear energy.
What are three types of fossil fuels?
Coal, oil, and nuclear energy.
What is nuclear energy made of?
It’s made out of uranium.
What does fossil fuels pollute?
They pollute air, soil and water
What is the most used energy resource in the United States?
What percent of oil is used in the States?
How does coal, oil, and petroleum form?
They form over millions of years from prehistoric organisms.
What is nuclear fusion?
Combining 2 low mass materials together to create energy and an atom.
What is reclamation?
When mined last must be recovered with soil and replanted with vegetation.
What is nuclear energy?
Energy released from atomic reactions.
What are the three factors that fossil fuels depend on?
Type of organic matter, temperature and pressure, time that organic matter was buried
Disadvantages of fossil fuels?
Limited supply, habitat disruption, pollution
Advantages of fossil fuels
Process to create is easy
Easy to transport
What is nuclear fission?
Splitting 1 atom to make 2 atoms that are smaller
Advantages of nuclear energy
Small amount of uranium makes lots of energy
Well run power plant won’t pollute
Disadvantages of nuclear energy
Dangerous if not monitored
Produces radioactive waste