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Hydrocarbons and crude oil
Crude oil is a mixture of HYDROCARBONS
(compounds made up of carbon and hydrogen).
H H Longer chains mean...
H C C H
1. Less ability to flow
Ethane 2. Less flammable
H H H H 3. Less volatile
H C C C C H
H H H H 4. Higher boiling point
Crude oil can be separated by fractional distillation. The oil is evaporated
and the hydrocarbon chains of different lengths condense at different
at the top
at the bottom…read more