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Fossil Fuels

Year 7 test your skills of fossil fuels using Quizlet
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fuel
a substance that provides a form of energy
combustion
the process of burning a fuel
true
true or false the energy stored in fuels can be used to generate electricity
fossil fuels
energy rich substance frim the remains of once living organisms
coal, petroleum and natural gas
3 major fossil fuels
hydrocarbons
energy rich chemical compounds that contain carbon and hydrogein atoms
coal
a solid fossil fuel formed from the remains of plants
true
true or false coal provides 23% of the energy used worldwide
false
true or false the major use of coal is to fuel factories
petroleum
another name for crude oil
crude oil
when oil is first pumped out of the ground
petrochemical
compounds that are made from oil
true
true or false sense natural gas is less dense than oil it often rises above oil deposits
false
true or false fossil fuels are considered a renewable resource
uses of natural gas
pool and spa heating, barbeques, fireplaces and water heaters
uses of crude oil
petrol in cars, diesel fuels in buses and trucks, heating oil, jet fuel, plastics and candles
uses of coal
electricity generation in power plants, steel production and cement production
anthracite, and lignite
forms of coal