5.7A Formation of Fossil Fuels

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Oil

A flammable liquid produced from organic matter (remains of marine organisms) buried under layers of sediments for millions of years

Natural Gas

A flammable material, without a definite form, produced from organic material (remains of marine organisms) buried under layers of sediments found near oil deposits

Pressure

The action of force by one object against another (in geyser, hot water escapes the pressure from under layers of Earth's crust

Sedimentary Rock

Rock made of layers of compressed organic and inorganic sediments

Fossil Fuel

Non-renewable flammable material (coal, oil, natural gas) made from the remains of plants and animals buried in Earth's crust that is used to produce heat and power

Organic Matter

The waste and remains of plants and animals

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