I have 5 short answers questions in environmental chemistry related to fracking. Can you help me doing them?1
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(a) List three advantages of natural gas (NG) as a source of energy.
(b) What percentage of the electricity produced in the US is generated from NG?
(c) What is the projected growth (%) in NG reserves in the US from the Marcellus Shale?
(a) What is the fracking fluid used in the Marcellus Shale typically made of? What is the
function of each component in the mixture?
(b) How much water is needed for horizontal drilling?
Are you aware of any problems or complains that have been associated to hydraulic
fracturing? Give a detailed explanation.
Are you aware of any alternative chemical that has been tested to substitute the use of
water during fracking? Explain.
Based on the pros and cons of fracking, fundament your decision to accept or reject an
offer of $750,000 from Chesapeake Energy Corporation to drill in your backyard to
extract NG from shale? Consider this is the house of your dreams and you will not be