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What happens inside the fractional distillation tower?
There are many trays with holes to allow gases through. The vapours move up the column getting cooler as they go. The hydrocarbons condense to liquids when they reach the level that is at their boiling point.
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What happens to pure hydrocarbons when they burn completely?
They are oxidised to carbon dioxide and water.
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Most fossil fuels contain suflur compounds. What do these compounds make when they are burned and what does that cause?
Sulfur dioxide which causes acid rain.
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What type of gas is carbon dioxide and what does it cause.?
Greenhouse gas that produces global warming.
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What does carbon monoxide cause?
Global dimming.
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What happens to pure hydrocarbons when they burn completely?

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They are oxidised to carbon dioxide and water.

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Most fossil fuels contain suflur compounds. What do these compounds make when they are burned and what does that cause?

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What type of gas is carbon dioxide and what does it cause.?

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What does carbon monoxide cause?

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