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Hydrocarbons How They Affect the Recovery From the Deepwater Horizion Oil Spill Ann Gabele CHM 1046 2 April 2011
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http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2010/07/oil-spill-begins-fourth-month http://www.gulfspilloil.com/bp-oil-spill-claims-fund-administrator-accused-of-bias http://www.jamesedwardmartinez.com/news/bp-oil-spill-2010-its-time-for-solutions/ http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0622/Gulf-oil-spill-Can-earth-survive-the-disaster
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What are Hydrocarbons? They are made up of ONLY the elements carbon and hydrogen. Hydrocarbons are used mostly for fuel. Used as solvents, to dissolve things that do not dissolve in water. Used as raw materials pharmaceutical drugs and fertilizers. http://cactus.dixie.edu/smblack/chem1010/lecture_notes/2B.htm
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Basic Structure of Hydrocarbons Alkane Alkene Alkyne Aromatic ring Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
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What is Petroleum? Formed from the remains of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago. Crude oil is what is pumped from the ground and varies in composition by region. One barrel produces @ 19 gallons of gasoline and 10 gallons of diesel. Crude oil is hydrophobic. Processing is called “cracking.” http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=oil_home-basics#Howused
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Products From Crude Oil
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Deepwater Horizion Facts More than four million barrels of oil poured into
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