Week 11, 11/07-11/13:
 
 


Reading Assignment:  Chapter 9
 Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit (Chapter) Plan:
Contents 
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Activities 
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Abilities Acquired
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Visit this web site: CNN to check for current news on the World Resources

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Contents (topics):

Introduction
Minerals for Fertilizers
Historical Overview of Fertilizers
The Early Potash Industry and u.S. Patent Number I Nitrogen
Phosphorus || Potassium || Sulfur
Minerals for Chemicals
Halite
Lake Peigneur: Where Oil and Salt did not Mix
Soda Ash and Sodium Sulfate
Boron
Fluorine
Fertilizer and Chemical Minerals in the Future
Minerals in Foods, Medicines, and Cosmetics
 

Study Aid: Click here for a list of bullet points to help you learn the topics of this chapter.
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter Nine of your textbook
Review the news on Mining <http://www.northernminer.com/>
Click on this link <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/recycle/> to learn about Recycling Statistics and Information
Learn Commodity Statistics and Information of:

 
Cadmium -http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/cadmium/
Chromium http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/chromium/

Cobalt - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/cobalt/
Copper - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/
Gold - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gold/
Lead - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/lead/
Mercury - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/mercury/
Molybdenum - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/molybdenum/
Nickel - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/nickel/
Platinum group - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/platinum/
Silver -http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/silver/
Tin - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/tin/
Tungsten -http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/tungsten/
Vanadium - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/vanadium/
Zinc - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/zinc/
Rare Earths - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/
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Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Name the three principal fertilizer chemical elements.
2.- Identify the sources from where we obtain the major fertilizer components.
3.- Describe the role that Peru played in providing fertilizer to Europe in the 1800's.
4.- Explain the cause and outcome of the War of the Pacific, 1879-1883.
5.- Explain the origin of the large phosphate rock deposits now being mined for fertilizer.
6.- Describe the conditions  under which the potassium salts mined for fertilizers form.
7.- Explain why halite is commonly considered to be the most useful of the chemical minerals.
8.- Give the source from where we obtain the sulfur for use in industry.
9.- Name the major uses of fluorine.
10.- Describe the conditions under which beds of salt form.
11.- Name the country which lost its coastline during the War of the Pacific.
12.- Name the country which gained total control of the fertilizer resources as a result of the War of the Pacific.
13.- Identify the mode of formation of guano fertilizers.
14.- Describe the mode of formation of potash fertilizers.
15.- Explain the origin of the large beds of halite that are mined in many parts of the world.
16.- List the two principal substances dissolved in seawater.
17.- List the three primary fertilizer components.
18.- Name the  components and their percentages of a bag of 5-10-20 of plant fertilizer.
19.- List the two States considered the major sources  of phosphate fertilizers in the U.S.
20.- Give the source of the nitrogen in modem fertilizers.
21.- State the amount of total dissolved solids in seawater.
22.- Name the element added to drinking water in many communities to reduce dental cavities.
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