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WHAT IS OIL?

Oil is the oily liquid dark red-brown, sometimes almost black, color. It includes about 1000 substances! The greatest part of them (80-90%) are hydrocarbons, i.e. organic matter composed of atoms of carbon and hydrogen. The oil contains about 500 hydrocarbon compounds - paraffins (alkanes), constituting half of all petroleum hydrocarbons, naphthenic (zilanov) and aromatic (benzene and its derivatives).

Available in oil and high-molecular compounds in the form of resins and asphaltic substances.

The total content of carbon and hydrogen in oil is about 97-98% (by weight), including carbon 83-87% and hydrogen 11-14%.

Depending on the number of atoms of carbon and hydrogen in the molecule hydrocarbons can be gases, liquids or solids. Hydrocarbons with the number of carbon atoms equal to 1-4, in normal conditions - gases. Hydrocarbons containing from 5 to 15 carbon atoms, liquids and hydrocarbons containing in the molecule more than 15 carbon atoms, - solid. Gaseous paraffin hydrocarbons (methane, ethane, propane and butane) are present in the oil in a dissolved state and when the output of oil on the surface stand out from it in the form of associated gas. Liquid paraffin hydrocarbons constitute the bulk liquid of the oil. Solid paraffin hydrocarbons dissolved in the oil can be separated from it.

In addition to the hydrocarbon part of the oil contains small non-hydrocarbon part of sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen. Sulfur in crude oil is pretty much up to 5%, and it brings a lot of troubles for the oil, causing corrosion of metals.

In small amounts in the oils meet vanadium, Nickel, iron, aluminum, copper, magnesium, barium, strontium, manganese, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, boron, arsenic, potassium and other chemical elements.

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Ira
2014-03-01 07:08:06
And there the rocks are?
Peacock
2013-11-11 16:49:44
This tosto I needed about oil!
faith
2013-09-25 22:53:51
only sorry not wrote what atoms are at least 10 pieces
Daria
2013-05-15 14:47:03
great! just for my project!
MCI
2013-04-21 20:55:50
Mdaa... These words in this article is that it hardly for mladshego or secondary level
Vika
2013-03-30 19:09:52
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elephant
2012-12-02 19:51:34
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2012-11-26 10:36:11
super 5!!
ICU
2012-11-25 08:18:41
Yeah for 5 and 3 class!! only I'm 11 this is, in principle, pass

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