Crude Oil

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  • Crude oil is formed from the remains to simple marine organisms over thousands of years.
  • It is extracted by using oil wells.
  • It is a complex mixture of hydorcarbons (hydrogen & carbon).
  • Can be separated into less complex mixtures called fraction.
  • Separted by a process called fractional distillation.
  • It is separated in a fractionating column.
  • As hydrocarbons have


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