Chemistry of Petroleum 4: Treatment of Hydrocarbons
B. Physical Science
For Grades: 9-12
Structure and Properties of Matter
Carbon atoms can bond to one another in chains, rings, and branching networks to form a variety of structures, including synthetic polymers, oils, and the large molecules essential to life.
Chemical reactions occur all around us, for example in health care, cooking, cosmetics, and automobiles. Complex chemical reactions involving carbon-based molecules take place constantly in every cell in our bodies.