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What is crude oil made of?
It is the remains of organisms that lived and died millions of years ago - mainly plankton buried in mud.
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What are hydrocarbons?
Compounds that contain hydrogen and carbon atoms only.
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What is crude oil a mixture of?
It is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons.
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What is crude oil an important source of?
Fuels (petrol, diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil), feedstock for the petrochemical industry.
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What is feedstock?
A raw material used to provide reactants for an industrial reaction.
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Compounds that contain hydrogen and carbon atoms only.

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