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A cracking chamber in which crude oil is separated into various grades of fossil fuels, including kerosene
Kerosene, also known as paraffin and paraffin oil, and sometimes spelled "kerosine," a light petroleum distillate, being a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons having 10 to 16 carbon atoms per molecule. Kerosene is used as a fuel for jet engines and rockets (especially in a form known as RP-1), for space heating and lighting, cooking stoves, and as a solvent and paint thinner. Although it can be derived from oil, coal, and tar, most kerosene is produced from petroleum by refining and cracking. Kerosene boils between 150°C and 300°C.

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