Chemistry- Crude Oil

crude oil basics

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  • A mixture of many compounds, mostly hydrocarbons.
  • It is seperated by fractional distillation.
  • This process seperates the fractions into mixtures of different sized hydrocarbon molecules with with similar boiling points.
  • The larger the molecule the higher the boiling point

      CRUDE OIL IS MADE UP OF...

  • petroleum gas- boiling point; below 20
  • petrol- boiling point; 20-100
  • naptha- boliling point; 40-170
  • kerosene- boiling point; 170-240
  • diesel- boiling point; 240-330
  • fuel oil- boiling point;330-400
  • bitumen- boiling point; over 400
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