MIDTERM 1 NOTES CHEM 180
CHEM 180 Lec 1
Environment-efficient use of local resources.
*Lamma Island off the coast of Hong Kong is most efficient use of resource
-Inner Mongolia is part of China. Capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar
-put an end to plastic bags because they get caught in wind and blow 100s of
-In Mongolia the only source of fertilizer is animal crap (yaks, goats, sheep,
Use of resources (Congo Rwanda boarder):
-Mine it for tin in computers, iphones, etc.
-it is carried from the source (about 50km) in 40-50Kg packs by hand
-there is a village of about 10 000 people that are all miners where the bags
are carried to.
-problem with this are soldiers on the boarder control it and there are fights
-all of this is = to $100 million to the outside while the people who mine get very
-water suppliers-Coke and Pepsi take water out of taps and sell it for Dasani and
Aquafina for 2x the cost/volume of gasoline.
*There is a company dedicated to selling curved pipes because they claim that 90
degree pipes will change the bond angle of water to 180 degrees=dead water and
therefore unusable water.
1933-1934 Einstein was a professor at Berlin academy of sciences. He didn’t stay as
WWII was approaching. Rutherford was president of the academic assistance
council to aid displaced academics. They were trying to raise money to get
scientists out of Europe so advances that would have been made would be much
more difficult to achieve.