Fuels, Explosives and Dyestuffs

Part of the Chemistry in Industry series, Fuels, Explosives and Dyestuffs is designed as source-book for science teachers.

Chapter 2, on fuels, covers:
*The origin and nature of fossil fuels
*The properties of fuels that are commercially important
*Solid fuels
*Fluidised combustion
*Air pollution
*Smokeless fuels
*Gas making from coal
*Production of oil from coal
*Petroleum
*Oil refining
*Distillation
*Solvent extraction
*Cracking
*Reforming
*Polymerisation
*Gas making from liquid fuels
*Special uses of liquid fuels, such as rocket engines
*Natural gas

Chapter 3 looks at chemicals from coal and petroleum, including:
*Different grades of oil
*Acetylene
*Ethylene
*Methods of production of petroleum chemicals

Chapter 4 focuses on explosives, including:
*Gunpowder
*High explosives, such as nitroglycerine and dynamite, ammonium nitrate
*Special uses of explosives

Chapter 5 on dyestuffs examines the colour chemical structure of different dyes and how dyes are classified.

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