Write the characteristics and some important uses of coal.

Some characteristics of coal are as follows:
(i) It is a hard, black combustible fuel.
(ii) It is a fossil fuel.
(iii) It mainly contains carbon.
(iv) When heated in the air, it burns and produces mainly carbon dioxide gas.
(v) It is a source of energy.

Some important uses of coal are as follows:
  • It is used as a fuel in homes and industry and at thermal power plants for generating electricity.
  • It is used to make coal gas and coke.

Updated on: 31-Jan-2023


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