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What does petroleum consist of? What are some “fractions” into which petroleum is refined! How are these fractions related to the sizes of the molecules involved?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The composition of petroleum should be explained. how and what different fractions of petroleum are refined and size or chain length of the molecules in each fraction should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Petroleum is a natural resource which basically consists of hydrocarbon compounds and some minor impurities. Separation of these hydrocarbons followed by value addition would yield valuable things for daily life such as fuel.

Explanation

Crude oil essentially consists of hydrocarbons. Their differences are due to the different properties and proportions of various molecular type and components. Various separation techniques are applied in most crude oil and intermediate product processing steps...

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