Ch 16: Fossil Fuel Products

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of fossil fuel products, including petroleum, ethylene, polymers, and more. If you are preparing for a test or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes can help boost your confidence by testing your knowledge of the topics in advance.

Fossil Fuel Products - Chapter Summary

With this chapter on fossil fuel products, you can review how polymers are found in the modern world. You can also gain an understanding of the process of polymerization. By the end of the chapter, you should feel confident and prepared to:

  • Explain the chemistry of petroleum
  • Provide examples of polymers
  • Recall the two major types of polymerization
  • List uses of ethylene and polyethylene
  • Discuss commercially significant monomers

The clear and easy-to-follow teaching style used by our educators can help you quickly get up to speed on fossil fuel products. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge and ability to recall what you have studied. Additionally, you can send questions directly to the instructors if you get stuck on a topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Fossil Fuel Products
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Petroleum in Chemistry: Facts & Properties

1. Petroleum in Chemistry: Facts & Properties

From asphalt to chap stick, petroleum is a major part of your life. This lesson will delve into the chemistry of petroleum, examining industrial fractions, cracking and octane numbers.

What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

2. What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples

Polymers are huge molecules that are encountered in nature as well as in our modern technology. This lesson introduces students to polymers, their properties, and some of the many ways polymers are found in the modern world.

What is Polymerization? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. What is Polymerization? - Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, learn about the process of polymerization. Explore the two major types, common polymers, and some of the chemistry involved with this biologically and commercially important chemical reaction.

Ethylene: Properties & Uses

4. Ethylene: Properties & Uses

Ethylene is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, yet has properties that make it biologically and commercially important. In this lesson, we'll learn about ethylene, its properties, and its uses.

What is Polyethylene? - Properties & Uses

5. What is Polyethylene? - Properties & Uses

When you grabbed that plastic grocery bag, I bet you didn't know it contained the compound polyethylene. Let's learn more about polyethylene, including its properties and uses.

Commercially Significant Monomers: Vinyl Chloride & Styrene

6. Commercially Significant Monomers: Vinyl Chloride & Styrene

The primary focal point of this lesson will be on monomers that have significant commercial importance. Particular attention will be given to the monomers vinyl chloride and styrene.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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