What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction


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Which of the following is the appropriate definition of green chemistry?

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1. In which phases, of the life cycle of a chemical, is green chemistry involved?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the twelve principles of green chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will help you measure your understanding of how we can be the best stewards of our own collective real home, the Earth. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the appropriate definition of green chemistry as well as knowing the phases green chemistry involves in the life cycle of a chemical.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of green chemistry
  • Relationship between green chemistry and life cycle phases
  • Green chemistry's twelve principles
  • How green chemistry supports source reduction
  • Benefits of green chemistry to businesses

Skills Practiced

Students will benefit by using these skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about green chemistry's twelve principles
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how green chemistry supports source reduction and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related green chemistry lesson

Additional Learning

Take a look at the related lesson, What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction, to help you:

  • Describe what green chemistry involves
  • Understand what green chemistry hopes to achieve
  • Appreciate examples of green chemistry