about crude oil

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by ashpwner, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    Hi, i just got some science homework and wondering what other thigns can you get out of crude oil apart from just petrol and other fuels ?
     
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  3. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    You do have a basic chemistry text book don't you? I suggest you look it up, it should tell you.
     
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  5. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    not on me at the moment that's why i'm asking you guys.
     
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  7. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    In that case just type "uses of crude oil" into google and see what you find.
     
  8. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    It can be used to kill off life as we know it in its entirety.
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The death of millions of aquatic and bird life when oil spills happen are somethings it does.
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Moved to appropriate forum
     
  11. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Just look around you. You're surely in a civilized area since you're on the internet. You will see hundreds of things that answer your question. If that doesn't do it fer ya, start reading labels.
     
  12. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe and carbon is the fourth most common element in the universe. Therefore it should come as no surprise at all that almost everything man-made in the world is made up of petroleum. Fuel oil. Plastics. Synthetic fabrics. Fertilizers. Cars. Computers. Semiconductors.

    70% of the barrel of oil goes to transportation fuel and 98% of transportation fuel is derived from petroleum.

    Construction of the average car consumes somewhere between the energy equivalent of 27 and 54 barrels of oil depending on whose statistics you use.

    The average desktop computer requires 10 times it's weight in hydrocarbons to manufacture.

    The average semiconductor requires 630 times it's weight in hydrocarbons to manufacture.

    Every calorie of food that you eat requires 10 calories of hydrocarbon energy to produce.
     
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  13. cat2only Registered Senior Member

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  14. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    Crude oil does not come from fossils. The deepest fossil ever discovered was 7,382 feet below the sea floor. Deep water drillers extract petroleum from 30,000 feet below the sea floor.
     
  15. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    That's a totally worthless list for his purposes!:bugeye:

    He needs to know things like all kinds of plastics, pharmaceuticals, man-made fibers, etc.
     
  16. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    He's just too lazy to type fossil fuel and silly enough to think that half a term is accurate enough.
     
  17. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    No such thing as so-called "fossil" fuels. Fossils have never been made into fuel.
     
  18. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Fossil what, OIM?
     
  19. cat2only Registered Senior Member

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    Thats correct I forgot about those carcinogens also.

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  20. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Despite your statement, I'm sure you know the term and it's meaning.
     
  21. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    The term is ridiculous and it's meaning is absurd.
     
  22. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    In this sense, it's like fossil water, it just means old.
     
  23. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Not nearly so much of either as your attitude and statement about peak oil being a hoax. What planet do you live on? It isn't the one the rest of here share.
     

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