Are the chemicals in petroleum the same as the ones in their byproducts?

Can you find the same chemicals that are in petroleum in the byproducts of petroleum, or do they somehow filter them out?

2 Responses to “Are the chemicals in petroleum the same as the ones in their byproducts?”

  1. Leviathan Says:

    I could be wrong… BUT… I think petrol or hexane to use the chemical term is relatively pure when we stick it in our cars. The burning process isn’t entirely clean, though.

    I always find it strange when people go on and on about the dangers of carbon dioxide – when that is one end product of a completely clean chemical reaction – a saturated alkane, burned cleanly yields water and carbon dioxide.

    When it doesn’t burn 100% cleanly, cold engine etc there are many other chemicals that can be produced, the most common of which would be carbon monoxide, then benzene and other aromatic compounds.

  2. Justin Medow Says:

    They actually filter them out