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Subject: Is petroleum classified as organic or inorganic?

Date: Wed Aug 29 19:58:15 2001
Posted by Marla
Grade level: 4-6 School: Haverhill Elementary
City: Ft. Wayn State/Province: IN Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 999129495.Ch

We understand that petroleum is formed from sea animals.  Our research seems to 
indicate chemical changes (?) in the sedimentation process and petroleum is 
usually listed as a mineral resource.  So we are unsure of the correct 
classification.  Thanks for your help!

Re: Is petroleum classified as organic or inorganic?

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