What minerals and where in the world are the minerals used to generate the elements we discuss derived from? This question has a global, political, and historical impact. Below are entries for elements that have been developed by previous Chem 230 classes for you to edit or add additional elements to.
The video and image to the right give you some idea of lithium resources and that Bolivia could be sitting on a gold mine of lithium as the demand for high powered batteries increases. What will the geopolitcal impacts be? Ceratinly Chile was the site of a war between the United Kingdom and Germany over saltpeter (ammonium nitrate) over a century ago.
Rare Earth Metal Salts