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Can someone please explain the fractional distillation of crude oil in simple words! This is so confusing my mock is next week
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The crude oil enters something called the fractionating column. Crude oil is separated into fractions through fractional distillation. The bottom of the column is the hottest, whereas the top is the coolest; gases condense at the top and the much larger molecules, such as bitumen, have a high boiling point and so are collected at the bottom.

Do some more research on crude oil; it is a vital constituent in the world, and, without it, I'm not sure whether we'd be.

NOTE: If a 4 mark question comes up, don't be surprised. It's easy to understand. If you're really struggling, ask your teacher whether you can undertake your Chemistry examinations which are easier, also known as the Foundation Tier.

Good luck!
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