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Runny Oil Coursework.
- Essay length: 1974 words
- Submitted: 22/12/2003
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Runny Oil Coursework
Introduction and rough background information
Crude oil is a mixture of substances made from hydrogen and carbon (hydrocarbon), gasoline (petrol) is made from oil.
How Oil Is Made....
It starts of as plankton in the sea
The plankton then dies and falls to the sea bed
The dead plankton is then covered in sand rocks and silt
At this point the plankton is at a low temperature and incredible pressure
The plankton does not decompose completely, due to the lack of oxygen and bacteria
A few million years later oil is formed
It is then split at high temperature into different fuels once extracted from the ground
There are millions of organic chemicals, but they can be divided into groups called homologous series, all members of a homologous series when paired up will have a similar chemical pattern, for instance in the group of alkenes that we will investigate...
Melting Point (degrees Celsius)
Boiling Point(degrees Celsius)
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