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Homework Help: Coal liquification

  1. May 8, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Coal liquification

    What is the chemical formula for coal liquification?
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  3. May 9, 2008 #2


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    There isn't one.

    Coal contains some hydrocarbon species that, when treated with hydrogen, produce a liquid.
    Coking coal produces tars that can be hydrogenated and cracked to produce a liquid.
    Coal can be converted to syngas and that syngas used in a Fischer-Tropsch process to produce liquid fuels.
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