Published on March 9, 2014
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