There's gold in seawater! Can we extract It? (video)
[Nov 15, 2021: American Chemical Society]
The ocean has about 20 million tons of gold in it — that’s around 700 TRILLION DOLLARS worth of gold. (CREDIT: American Chemical Society)
The ocean has about 20 million tons of gold in it — that’s around 700 TRILLION DOLLARS worth of gold! In this episode of Reactions, we explore how, for over a century, people have struggled to collect it. And we see if, where they failed, we can succeed:
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