Coal and petroleum are formed from the dead remains of organisms and are known as __________.

Coal and petroleum are formed from the dead remains of organisms and are known as fossil fuels

  • Coal and petroleum are formed as a result of degradation of ancient plant life which lived millions of years ago.
  • These dead plant matter started to pile up, eventually forming a substance called peat.
  • Over time, heat and pressure from geological processes transformed these materials into coal.
  • Since these are formed from essentially fossils, they are also known as fossil fuels.

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