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Which coal type has highest carbon content?

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Lignite
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Sub-bituminous
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Bituminous
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Anthracite
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Solution

The correct option is D Anthracite
Coal is available in 4 forms: Lignite, bituminous, anthracite and sub-bituminous. Anthracite is the highest ranked coal with the carbon percentage of above 87%. The carbon content in bituminous is 77-87%, in sub bituminous is 71-77% and in lignite is 60-70%.

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