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Crude Oil
A MIXTURE OF HYDROCARBONS
Non Renewable…read more

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attraction
Force of
Why does Hexane have a higher boiling point
than Methane?
Why is Methane a better fuel than Hexane?
Why is Hexane more viscous?…read more

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Due to different boiling point
these hydrocarbons can be
separated.
FRACTIONAL
DISTILLATION
However there is more
demand for smaller
molecules(fuels) rather than
the long thick sticky
hydrocarbons.…read more

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Small Chain Hydrocarbons
Good Fuels as few bonds
needed to be broken and
thus energy needed to get it
to ignite with oxygen…read more

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Long Chain Molecules are
broken (cracked) into
smaller chains by heating
it over a hot catalyst.
Also in the reaction is
formed a short chain
Alkene which has a
double bond.…read more

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