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Methane

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Methane is an incredibly useful (and smelly) element, being used as fuel for the many hopper rockets that fly short flights across Mars. It is also used in the creation of PVC, a type of polymer plastic. It is made from the Sabatier Reaction from a Sabatier Reactor.
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Oxygen

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Oxygen on Mars is harder to gather than on Earth, with the atmosphere only having 0.13% oxygen. Instead of gathering it from the atmosphere, oxygen on Mars is gathered through electrolysis of water, which is where an electric current is passed through water to separate the Oxygen and Hydrogen.
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Carbon Dioxide

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Unlike Oxygen, Co2 is very abundant in the Martian Atmosphere, making up 96% of the atmosphere. C.A.D.'s grab the Co2 from the atmosphere and cryogenically freeze it so it can be packaged into containers to ship and use in manufacturing easily. Typically, Co2 is used in the smelting process through a complex process to seperate the carbon from the carbon dioxide.
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Hydrogen

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Hydrogen is the lightest element and is created from the split water process. For Mars usage, it is used in the creation of Methane though the Sabatier process in the Sabatier reactor and the creation of PVC.
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Nitrogen

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Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comprises 78% of the air on Earth. Nitrogen can also be gathered from the atmosphere but in much lower amounts due to the lower concentration of Nitrogen on Mars. It is used in habitation modules to keep the air the same as on Earth.
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Argon

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Argon is colorless, odorless gas that is totally inert to other substances. Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is typically used in the production of substances where a reactive element would be dangerous or inneffective.
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Perchlorate

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A perchlorate is a chemical compound containing the perchlorate ion, ClO⁻ β‚„. The majority of perchlorates are commercially produced salts. These were used in the creation of fireworks during the Lunar New Year festival and have several more uses soon to come to Mars.
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Methane
Oxygen
Carbon Dioxide
Hydrogen
Nitrogen
Argon
Perchlorate