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What is crude oil?
Crude oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons
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what is a hydrocarbon?
A hydrocarbon is a chain of carbon atoms
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what is crude oil formed from?
Crude oil is formed from the buried remains of plants and animals-its a fossil fuel
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How are the different compounds in crude oil seperated?
By fractional distillastion.
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what is fractional distillation?
Fractional distillation is when the oil is heated until most of it has turned into gas.
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what is a hydrocarbon?

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A hydrocarbon is a chain of carbon atoms

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what is crude oil formed from?

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How are the different compounds in crude oil seperated?

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what is fractional distillation?

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