Coal Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Coal.

  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

1,489 words, approx. 5 pages
Coal Coal is a naturally occurring combustible material consisting primarily of the element carbon, but with low percentages of solid, liquid, and gaseous hydrocarbons and other materials, such as com... Read more
1,621 words, approx. 6 pages
Coal Coal is a naturally occurring combustible material consisting primarily of the element carbon, but with low percentages of solid, liquid, and gaseous hydrocarbons and other materials, such as com... Read more
1,332 words, approx. 5 pages
Coal Scientists are unsure as to when it was discovered that coal could provide heat when burned; however, coal has probably been used as a fuel since prehistoric times. The ancient Chinese mined coal... Read more
534 words, approx. 2 pages
Coal Consisting of altered remains of plants, coal is a widely used fossil fuel. Generally, the older the coal, the higher the carbon content and heating value. Anthracite coal ranks highest in carb... Read more
1,508 words, approx. 6 pages
Coal Gasification The term coal gasification refers to any process by which coal is converted into some gaseous form that can then be burned as a fuel. Coal gasification technology was relatively we... Read more
3,872 words, approx. 13 pages
Coal, Consumption Of Introduction and Background Coal, essentially fossilized plant material, has been used as an energy source for centuries. As early plants decomposed in the absence of oxygen (for ... Read more
1,652 words, approx. 6 pages
Coal Coal is a brown-to-black combustible rock that originated from peat deposits in large swamp environments, through their burial to great depths and over a few hundred thousand to tens of millions ... Read more
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