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In a petroleum well, crude oil is found above water. Which two properties of petroleum make it possible to form a layer of it above water?


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Following two properties of petroleum make it possible to form a layer of it above water:
  1. Petroleum is immiscible with water, i.e., it cannot be mixed with water. 
  2. Petroleum oil is lighter than water, it forms a layer above water.

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