Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 23 - Functional Groups - 23 Assessment: 74

Answer

When gasoline burns too soon or too quickly, the engines in a car knock. To prevent this knocking, MTBE replaced tetraethyl lead as an anti-knocking additive. When MTBE leaks from storage tanks and fuel spills, it contaminates the groundwater.

Work Step by Step

When gasoline burns too soon or too quickly, the engines in a car knock. To prevent this knocking, MTBE replaced tetraethyl lead as an anti-knocking additive. When MTBE leaks from storage tanks and fuel spills, it contaminates the groundwater.
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