GCSE Chemisty C1.4 + C1.5 - Crude oil and fuels

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GCSE Chemisty C1.4 + C1.5 - Crude oil and fuels
1 Crude oil
1.1 Crude oil: is a mixture containing different compounds, most of these are hydrocarbons. Mixture meaning the compounds are no chemically combined.
1.1.1 Being a mixture means it can easiely be seperated by physical methods e.g) Fractional distillation Fractional Distillation: < Fractionaing column METHOD: The crude oil is heated, once heated the steam enters the fractionating column and condenses at different temperatures in the fractionating column. The long chained hydrocarbon condense at the bottom of the column (high melting/boiling point) where as the short chained hydrocarbons condesnse at the top of the column (lower boiling/melting point).
2 Alkanes
2.2 Only make 4 C-C Bonds!
3 Hydrocarbon fuels
3.1 When hydrocarbon fuels are burned, this is known as a combustion reaction
3.2.1 combustion reactions are actually oxidation reactions as the carbon gains oxygen (when burned) to form CO2 and hydrogen is oxidised to form water vapour H2O (gas)
3.2.2 There can be incomplete combustion (not enough oxygen) and complete combustion (enough oxygen during a reaction) Complete combustion --> produces CO2 (carbon dioxide) Incomplete combustion --> produce CO (carbon monoxide)
3.3 Short chained hydrocarbons
3.3.1 When burned release: Sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide (all green house gases, cause global warming) and water vapour. Can also lead to nitrogen oxides being produced & Soot. Sulfur dioxide - Acid rain & Global warming Carbon dioxide - Global Warming Carbon particles - Soot - Global dimming, reduction in light. Nitrogen oxides - Acid rain
4 Bio Fuels
4.1 Are produced by plant materials and include ethanol and biodiesel.
5 Fuel
5.1 Fossil Fuels
5.2 Ethanol
5.2.1 Hyrdrogen
6 Advantages
6.1 Power stations = jobs
6.1.1 energy for homes doesnt take up much space
6.2 Doesnt affect peformance of cars
6.2.1 SAve money Renewable Less carbon emissions Less carbon monoxide produced No harmful gases produced
7 Disadvantages
7.1 pollutants
7.1.1 Global warming from gases non renewable
7.2 Pay to convert engines
7.2.1 More sugar need to grow to meet demand Price of sugar will rise Produces less energy than petrol Expensive to produce Difficult to store and transport safely
8.1 Cracking - broken down into shorter chained hydrocarbons using heat.
8.1.1 When cracking long chained hydrocarbons, short chained alkanes and alkenes are produced. The short chained ALKANES are more useful as fuels The short chained ALKENEs are more useful as polymers
8.2 <Cracking - hydrocarbons are cracked by heating them until they vapourise, then passing over a heated catlyst where a thermal decomposition reaction takes place.
10 Polymerisation
10.1 alkenes are very reactive due to their double bonds, when small alkene molecules join to make long chain molecules this is caled polymerisation
10.3 Representing Polymerisation >
10.5 General equation >
10.6 Use of polymers
10.6.1 PVC (polyvinyl chloride) - make waterproof items, drain pipes and electrical insulator
10.6.2 Polystyrene - casing for electrical appliances and it can be expanded to make protective packaging
10.6.3 Polyethen - plastic bags and bottles
10.6.4 poly(propene) - crates and ropes
11 Disposing of plastics
11.1 Plastics cannot be broken down as they are not biodegradeable. This means that plastics take up a lot of space on landfill sites. In order to dispose of plastics we must be burnt to save space on landfills however this does produe harmful green house gases such as carbon dioxide.
11.1.1 Biodegradeable polymers Polymers that are able to be broken down my microbes.
12 Alcahol from ethene
12.1 Alcohol can be made by reacting ethene with steam at a high temp and pressure, in the presence of phosphoric acid and a catalyst.
12.1.1 Ethene + Steam ------------> Ethanol
12.1.2 Phosphoric acid
12.1.3 Catalyst
13 Alcohol from sugar
13.1 fermentation
13.1.1 Carried out in solution using yeast at 37 degrees Sugar ------------> ethanol + Carbon dioxide yeast
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