Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industry covers the physical and financial aspects of energy commodities with the focus on crude and natural gas. The physical \path\" of each commodity from the point of production to the point of use will be explained, as well as the \"value chain\" that exists for each. Commodity market pricing, both cash and financial, will be presented, encompassing industry \"postings\" for cash, commodity exchanges, and \"over-the-counter\" markets. The use of financial derivatives to reduce market price risk (\"hedging\") will be presented, and \"real world\" examples will be utilized. Students will learn and practice the trading strategies in the energy commodity financial markets."
Students learn about material balances, a fundamental concept of chemical engineering. They use stoichiometry to predict the mass of carbon dioxide that escapes after reacting measured quantities of sodium bicarbonate with dilute acetic acid. Students then produce the reactions of the chemicals in a small reactor made from a plastic water bottle and balloon.
Most Americans are "energy illiterate." These lessons for high school students promote energy literacy, especially about oil. We begin with a student energy quiz, followed by three readings and suggested classroom activities.
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Learn about organic chemistry through engaging, bitesize animated videos. They are organised into these chapters: crude oil, functional groups, alkanes and alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters, polymers, proteins, carbohydrates, organic chemistry in everyday life and nanoscience.
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"Oil spills have devastating effects on the environment, and thousands, of varying size, occur each year. Spilled oil can be removed from the environment in numerous ways, such as with the use of dispersants to break up oil slicks on the water surface. But while oil spills themselves pose well-known threats to marine life, the methods used for oil cleanup can also have unintended consequences. To examine these effects, researchers recently investigated how treatment of oil with dispersants produced synthetically (Finasol) and by bacteria (rhamnolipid) impact microbial communities and their ability to break down oil from the subarctic Atlantic Ocean. They found that cold-loving bacteria initially dominated the bacterial communities when both dispersants were used, but some key species of bacteria that specialize in breaking down aromatic hydrocarbons, which are the major and most toxic components of crude oil, became abundant over time in only the presence of rhamnolipid..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.