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why coal and petroleum are called fossil fuel?

Asked by Aratrika De(parent) , on 9/2/11


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Hi Aratrika,

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Posted by C. Muthu Kumari(MeritNation Expert)on 10/2/11

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 you could also say,

fossils are formed over millions of years, so fossil fuels are those which take millions of years to form.

Posted by Joba Bovas(student)on 9/2/11

 petrolium and coal are called fossil fuels because plants and animal wastes are burried under earth 's crust millions of years ago     and they are limited

please give a thums up if i am not wrong

Posted by Sudeep Rai(student)on 25/2/11

they are called fossil fuels because they are formed from fossils buried deep under the earth 's surface . they 're formed by the decomposition of biomass.

Posted by Gaurav Bailung(student)on 22/3/11

 I HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW....dead reamains of living beings r called fossils...there4, the fuel formed by decomposition of it shud b called fossil fuels..

Posted by Rohan Majithia(student)on 27/3/11

@sudeep,

It is not ' petrolium '.......it 's ' Petroleum '.

cheers!!!!!

Posted by Nayani Chaudhar...(parent)on 16/10/11

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