How are gasoline and fat chemically similar? In spite of these chemical similarities, how are they different in their chemical properties?
Gasoline and fat are chemically similar in that they are essentially hydrocarbons, or chemical compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen covlently bonded together. "Pure" gasoline is obtained by breaking down and distilling off lower boiling hydrocarbons from crude oil. Most of the hydrocarbon chemical compounds in gasoline have between 4 and 12 carbons that can be either a linear...
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