Question 16

What do you mean by green chemistry? How will it help decrease environmental pollution?


Green chemistry aims at using the existing knowledge and principles of chemistry for developing and implementing chemical products and processes to reduce the use and generation of substances which are hazardous to the environment.

The release of different harmful chemicals (particulates, gases, organic and inorganic wastes) causes environmental pollution. In green chemistry, the reactants to be used in chemical reactions are chosen in such a way that the yield of the end products is up to 100%. This limits chemical pollutants from being introduced to the environment.

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