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Kerosene is obtained from the fractional distillation of petroleum at 150°C and 275°C (carbon chains from the C12 to C15 range).

Any chemists in the room? Can ethanol be polymerised? Can cellulose be broken down to alkanes in this range?

What is the reason kerosene and not longer-chain alkanes are used for aviation fuel?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 08:37:42 AM EST
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