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Green chemistry aims to?
design safer chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances
Dr. Paul Anastas and Dr. John Warner created 10 Principles of Green Chemistry to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances: true or false?
Which of the following are among the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry?
Use catalysts, not stoichimetric reagents
Green chemists reduce risk by?
Reducing the hazard inherent in a chemical product or process
Which of the following is a challenge for green chemists?
Knowing when to reduce and eliminate hazardous waste
Business benefits of green chemistry include?
All of the above
Green chemistry is more expensive than traditional chemistry: true or false?
What is the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award?
The only chemistry award given by the President
Since 1996, Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winning technologies have helped save or eliminate at least 1.3 billion pounds if hazardous chemicals and solvents: true or false?
The first listed of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry is?
The word is synonymous with green chemistry and also means harmless, or gentle and not life threatening?
Which of the following is the greenest solvent?
The figure above shows a process that is often used as part of which 'green' product design system?
Life Cycle Assessment
The definition of green chemistry is the same as the definition of sustainability: true or false?
The term which refers to the breakup within a compound due to microbial activity is?
Which one of the following three terms is used in the 'sustainability triangle'?
The term used to measure a product or person's environmental impact is?
Used to indicate the level of contaminants present, the term 'PPM' means?
parts per million
Environmental benefits of green chemistry include?
All of the above
The term missing in Risk = Hazard x ___________ is?
The following term refers to the relative proportion of chemical components?
The word missing on the left side of the figure above is?
______________ is fulfilling the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs?
_____________ and moral arguments are often used when discussing sustainability and green chemistry?
______________________, or VOCs, have been replaced and were banned in some paints?
Volatile Organic Compounds
Shortly after mid-night in 1984, a reaction caused poisonous methyl isocyanate gas to leak from a factory in this city, _____________ causing 3,700 deaths?
In the late 1960's, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio overloaded with chemical pollutants and _________?
Benzene, a ________ substance, is an important industrial solvent used in the production of pharmaceuticals, plastics, and dyes?
The following legislation gave birth to today's green chemistry initiatives?
Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
In 1998, this state signed green chemistry legislation promising to remove politics from the evaluation of disputed chemicals?
The following is often referred to as the universal solvent and is a preferred green solvent?
A chemical process with an E-Factor of 1 creates LESS waste than an E-Factor of 25: true or false?
Lignin, switch grass, and cellulose are all types of ______________?
__________ is an excellent 'green' solvent as well as a greenhouse gas?
_____________ interfere with hormone systems in animals and humans and are abbreviated EDC's?
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Green chemistry can provide green technology solutions for a sustainable future: true or false?
Soybean is used to replace traditional inks in printer cartridges, highlighting which of the Green Chemistry principles?
Use of Renewable Feedstock's
Bio-polymers exemplify Green Chemistry Principle #10, which is?
Design for degradation
The use of solar power is covered within Green Chemistry Principle #6, which is?
Design for energy efficiency
_______________ was instrumental in winning a 1996 legal settlement of $333 million for the California town of Jinkley due to chromium in its drinking water?
______________ was a co-founder of the worldwide green chemistry movement and the first director of the Green Chemistry Institute, now part of ACS?
This 'green' chemical is used in household cleaners to remove stains and is also a favorite dressing on salads!?
Vinegar (acetic acid)
An example of green chemistry is?
Biodiesel is an example of which of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry?
#7 - Use of renewable feedstocks
Green chemistry can reduce all but which of the following?
A 'green' soy adhesive was developed based on the adhesion protein secreted by mussels sticking on rocks?: true or false
An example of chemical toxics prevention is?
Eliminating the formation of chlorinated organics in paper
Green chemistry synthesis could also involve which of the following?
Bio-catalysis has become very useful in green chemistry manufacturing: true or false?
TRI is used by the EPA to track pollution prevention. TRI stands for?
Toxic Release Inventory