Classify the following resources as exhaustible and inexhaustible natural resources :wind, petroleum, coal, natural gas, sunlight, forests, water, minerals.


Exhaustible Natural Resources – Exhaustible sources are those sources of energy, which will deplete and exhaust after a few hundred years.

Examples – Coal, petroleum, etc. are the exhaustible sources of energy.

Inexhaustible Natural resources – Inexhaustible resources of energy are those sources, which will not exhaust in future. These are unlimited. Bio-mass is one of the inexhaustible sources of energy.

Examples – Air, water and sunlight.

From the above list

Exhaustible Natural Resources are petrol, coal natural gas, forest and minerals.

Inexhaustible Natural resources are wind, sunlight and water.

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