Burning Ice from the Ocean Floor

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Reactions Science Videos | April 24, 2018

This ice burns because it’s actually methane trapped in water. This week on Reactions, we talk about the chemistry of methane hydrates as a source of energy and a climate change threat. Learn more about our Earth Day celebration! www.acs.org/ccew

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Climate change impacts on methane hydrates

Formation of methane hydrate

Methane Hydrates and Contemporary Climate Change

Gas Hydrate in Nature

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Gas Hydrates Project

Methane Hydrate: Fire, Ice, & a Huge Quantity of Potential Energy

USGS Gas Hydrates Lab

Direct Measure of the Hydration Number of Aqueous Methane

The interaction of climate change and methane hydrates

Formation and Dissociation Kinetics of Methane Hydrates in Seawater and Silica Sand

Key Findings of the World’s First Offshore Methane Hydrate Production Test off the Coast of Japan: Toward Future Commercial Production

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