closeHello! Click here if you would like to know what Factolex is about.

Petroleum

3 more terms with the same name exist. Show the other terms
Start collecting facts
These are the best facts for Petroleum, collected by our users from the web:
(You can find the source through the icon at the end of each fact)
  1. flammable liquid found in rock formations in the Earth consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights, plus other organic compounds

    Source: Wikipedia Unhappy with this fact? more info
    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  2. L. petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit. "rock oil", first used in the treatise De re metallica published in 1556 by the German mineralogist Georg Bauer, known as Georgius Agricola

    Source: Wikipedia Unhappy with this fact? more info
    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  3. The proportion of hydrocarbons in the mixture is highly variable and ranges from as much as 97% by weight in the lighter oils to as little as 50% in the heavier oils and bitumens

    Source: Wikipedia Unhappy with this fact? more info
    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  4. a mixture of a very large number of different hydrocarbons; the most commonly found molecules are alkanes (linear or branched), cycloalkanes, aromatic hydrocarbons, or more complicated chemicals like asphaltenes

    Source: Wikipedia Unhappy with this fact? more info
    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  5. Geologists view crude oil and natural gas as the product of compression and heating of ancient organic materials (i.e. kerogen) over geological time

    Source: Wikipedia Unhappy with this fact? more info
    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
Displaying the top 5 of 31 facts in total. Show all 31 factsShow 3 more or all 31 facts
Do you know more? Submit a new fact

Add a new fact

A fact should only contain one sentence, describing an aspect of the term.

Fact
Example: located on the west coast of the U.S
Source
Tags
optional

Example: geography location -- separate tags with spaces

Add one more fact or give me some inspiration from:

More lexica »Featured Lexica

Look at what our users have created already.

Feedback

Please tell us what you think about our project

Contribute

On Factolex you can add facts and terms that you believe are missing.

To be sure that the term hasn't already been entered, please use the search function before doing so.

Home  |  About  |  FAQ  |  Feedback  |  Tools  |  Stats  |  Contact Us  |  API  |  Blog
Change language to: