Coal and Petroleum


Explain the process of formation of petroleum.


Petroleum was formed from dead organisms that got buried in the sea millions of years ago. These dead bodies got covered with layers of sand and clay. Lack of air, high temperature, and high pressure transformed these dead organisms into petroleum and natural gas.

Coal and Petroleum

Q 1.

Explain the process of formation of petroleum.

Q 2.

What are the advantages of using CNG and LPG as fuels?

Q 3.

Describe how coal is formed from dead vegetation. What is this process called?

Q 4.

Name the petroleum product used for surfacing of roads.

Q 5.

Describe characteristics and uses of coke.

Q 6.

Explain why fossil fuels are exhaustible natural resources.