Chemistry Words: Fraction

Simple Description

A part of crude oil that is separated using fractional distillation, the hydrocarbon in each fraction will have similar boiling points

Further Detail

Fractions separated by the fractional distillation of crude oil have different boiling points. Shorter chain hydrocarbons have lower boiling points and are more useful as they are more flammable. Longer chain hydrocarbons have higher boiling points.

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