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Uses of Petroleum Constituents and Natural Gas

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Constituents of petroleum - definition

The composition of petroleum will contain many trace elements the key compounds are carbon (93% 97%), hydrogen (10% - 14%), nitrogen (0.1% - 2%), oxygen (01.% - 1.5%) and sulphur (0.5% - 6%) with a few trace metals making up a very small percentage of the petroleum composition.e composition of petroleum will contain many trace elements the key compounds are carbon (93% 97%), hydrogen (10% - 14%), nitrogen (0.1% - 2%), oxygen (01.% - 1.5%) and sulphur (0.5% - 6%) with a few trace metals making up a very small percentage of the petroleum composition.

LPG and its preparation - definition

LPG is a mixture of butane and commercial propane having both saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons. LPG is prepared by refining petroleum or natural gas.  

Uses of petrochemicals - example

Petrochemicals are derived from organic compounds such as petroleum, coal and natural gas. The products made from petrochemicals are used in our daily life such as detergent, food additives, dyes, plastic bottles and many more. Some examples are Propylene, Styrene or Ethylene.

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