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Write some important uses of the various constituents of petroleum.


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Petroleum

  • Petroleum is a naturally occurring liquid formed by dead and decaying plants under high pressure and temperature.
  • Most of our world is powered by petroleum. Without it, the globe would look very different and plenty of of our products wouldn't exist.
  • Petroleum is also known as Crude oil.

Uses of various constituents of petroleum

  • Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used as fuel in home and industry
  • Petrol is used as a fuel for automobiles and aviation.
  • Kerosene is used as fuel for the stove, lamps, and jet aircraft.
  • Diesel is used as fuel for heavy motorcar and electric generators.
  • Grease is used for lubrication in machinery.
  • Paraffin wax is employed in ointments, candles, vaseline, etc.

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