Chapter 3: Coal and Petroleum

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Describe characteristics and uses of coke.

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Coke is the purest form of carbon, which is used as a fuel. It is harder and denser than charcoal. It is obtained by heating soft coal in the absence or little supply of air. It is black in color. It is used in the manufacturing of steel and in the extraction of many metals. It is a tough, porous, and purest form of carbon.


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