What are Kerosene and Petroleum?

Kerosene, also known as paraffin, lamp oil, and coal oil (an obsolete term), is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum. It is widely used as a fuel in aviation as well as households.

Petroleum: Petroleum is a dark coloured, thick crude oil found deep below the ground in certain areas. The name petroleum means rock oil. It is called petroleum because it is found under the crust of earth trapped in rocks.

Petroleum is a complex mixture of compounds which are made up of only two elements: carbon and hydrogen.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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