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what is a hydrocarbon?
molecules that contain hydrogen and carbon atoms only.
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what are intermolecular forces?
forces between molecules that are broken down during boiling.
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why can crude oil be separated by fractional distillation?
the hydrocarbons in different fractions have differently sized molecules.
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transporting oil can cause problems. how?
oils slicks damage birds' feathers and cause death. clean up operations use detergents that damage wildlife.
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what is cracking?
a process that turns large alkane molecules into smaller alkane and alkene molecules.
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how is cracking useful?
It helps oil manufacturers match supply with demand for products such as petrol.
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what are intermolecular forces?

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why can crude oil be separated by fractional distillation?

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transporting oil can cause problems. how?

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