Chapter 3: Coal and Petroleum

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Coal and Petroleum


Name the petroleum product used for surfacing of roads.


Useful substances are obtained from petroleum and natural gas are termed petrochemicals. These are used in the manufacture of detergents, synthetic fibres (such as polyester, nylon, acrylic etc.), polythene and other man-made plastics. Bitumen is the type of petrochemical that is commonly used to surface roads.

Hence, the correct answer is Bitumen.

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