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Chemical Industry

What are Heavy chemicals used as? Raw materials in manufacturing industry
Heavy chemicals include? Sulphuric acid and ammonia
What is Sulphuric acid used for? Acts as drying agent, electrolyte in car batteries, clean metal surfaces, produce fertilizers
What are the uses for Ammonia? Manufacture if Fertilizers, Manufacture of Nitric acid, Cleaning agent when dissolved in water
Name 4 challenges facing Chemical Industry. Safety issues regarding chemical transport, pollution control, waste disposal, energy consumption
The NPK ratio describes what? Relative proportions or Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
The Nitrogen in NPK is used by plants for what? Leaves
The phosphorus in NPK is used by plants for what? Root growth
The Potassium in NPK is used by plants for what? Flowers and fruits
What is important about Nitrogen in fertilizers? Must be supplied to soil in order to fertilize it and optimize agricultural production
The 2 forms Fertilizers come in are from what? Renewable or Non renewable resources
What are examples of fertilizers that are from Renewable resources? Compost, guano, manure
What are examples of fertilizers that are from Non-renewable resources? Commercial fertilizers
What is Nitrogen Fixation? Transforming nitrogen into useable food for plants
Created by: lesterstoffels