5.1 sources of hydrocarbons

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Information about 5.1 sources of hydrocarbons

Published on March 9, 2014

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Sources of Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbons are compounds consisting of hydrogen and carbon only, bonded together covalently.

Sources Fossil Fuels – – – Crude Oil Natural gas Coal

 Crude oil and natural gas were formed from the remains of marine plants and animals.  Coal was produced from dead wood

Hydrocarbons CH4 Methane

Methane Production Methane can be produced in:  Coalmines  Slurry pits  Waste dumps  Digestive tracts of animals

Hazards of Methane Production  Fires and explosions  Death by suffocation  Contributes to the greenhouse effect

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