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What are hydrocarbon made up of?
molecules containing carbon and hydrogen only
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Due to bitumen having a high boiling point;does it exist at the bottom of the column or the top?
The bottom of the column
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what are alkanes ?
hydrocarbon that have single covalent bonds only
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what are alkenes ?
hydrocarbon that have a double covalent bond between carbon atoms
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what is used to test for an alkene and what does the alkene turn into ?
bromine water; the alkene turns colourless
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what does cracking do?
the process that turns large alkane molecules into smaller alkane and alkene molecules
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how is cracking useful?
alkenes help make polymers. cracking helps oil manufacturers match supply with demands for product like petrol
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how does crude oil damage the wildlife?
oil slicks can damage birds feathers and cause death; detergents is used which helps to clean up their feathers but also clean off their waterproof layer
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what is the political problem of crude oil?
unstable countries producing oil can set high prices for stable countries like UK causing future problems for non producing oil countries
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how can crude oil be separated?
using fractional distillation
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