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Fuels from Crude Oil

  • Crude Oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons with different melting and boiling points
  • Hydrocarbons are compounds made out of Hydrogen and Carbon atoms only
  • It can be separated using fractional distilation
  • During Fractional Distillation the Crude Oil is vapourised then enters the Fractionating Column and rises up.
  • Hydrocarbons with short chains have the lowest boiling point as they have less intermolecular forces and are collected at the top of the column.
  • As you go down the column the molecules…


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