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What is crude oil
Cude oil is a mixture of many types of oil, which are all 'hydrocarbons'
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What is a hydrocarbon?
a hydrocarbon is molecules containing carbon and hydrogen only
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Why can crude oil be seperated
crude oil can be seperated because the hydrocarbons in different fractions have differently sized molecules.
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Name a problem with transporting oil
oil slicks can damage birds' feathers ands can cause thier deaths
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What is cracking
cracking is a process which turns large alkane molecules into smaller alkene and alkane molecules
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Why is an alkene molecule useful?
because an alkene molecule has a double bond which makes it useful for making polymers
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Give the word equation for combustion
Methane + oxygen --> carbon dioxide + water
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When does complete combustion occur?
Complete combustion occurs when a fual burns in plenty of oxygen
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