crude oil and fuels

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  • Created on: 13-06-12 18:35

crude oil

  • mixture of a very large number of compounds
    - mixture (2+ elements/compounds not chemically combined) 
    - chemical properties of each substance in the mixture are unchanged
    - can be separated by physical methods i.e. distillation 
  •  most of the compounds in crude oil are made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms only (hydrocarbons)
    - most of these are saturated hydrocarbons called…


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