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Explain the process of the formation of petroleum.

Explain the process of the formation of petroleum.

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
Petroleum is formed by the burial of aquatic plants and animals below the sea bed. The marine animals and plants died thousands of years ago and settled down in the bottom of sea. In anaerobic conditions, microorganisms decompose this organic matter. Due to high pressure and heat, the dead remains of tiny plants and animals were slowly converted into petroleum.

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