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Why ethanol?

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:57 pm
by Rachel Russell 4B
The book says that the new fuels scientists are developing are mostly organic compounds like ethanol. Why are we researching fuels like these if they still contribute to global warming and require significant amounts of energy and water to produce? Why aren't we pursuing clean energies like solar and wind more?

Re: Why ethanol?

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:20 am
by Chem_Mod
it contains less carbon per mole and will release less co2 and at the same time, it is more easy to obtain.