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306. Petrol

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To succeed in this topic, you need to:
Be familiar with organic nomenclature and representing organic molecules.
Be familiar with organic compounds, particularly hydrocarbons, as combustible fuels.
Be aware of petrol as an important and widely used fuel and its use in modern combustion engines.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:
Be able to describe petrol as a complex mixture produced by the refining of crude oil and the addition of key additives for its clean and efficient use in modern combustion engines.
Be able to describe petrochemical processes, for example; cracking, isomerisation and reforming.
Be aware of environmental issues relating to the use of petrol as a fuel in combustion engines.

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January 2020

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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