Crude Oil

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  • Crude Oil
    • its a mixture of lots of chemical compounds
      • Mixture: A mixture contains 2+ elements or compounds that are not chemically combined
    • Crude oil straight from the ground is no use.
      • we must separate it
        • Fractions
        • we can separate crude oil by distillation
          • this separates liquids with different boiling points
    • Hydrocarbons
      • nearly all compounds in crude oil contain Hydrogen and Carbon
      • Most hydrocarbons in crude oil are alkanes
        • saturated hydrocarbon


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