AskDefine | Define petrochemistry

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  1. The branch of chemistry that deals with petroleum, natural gas and their derivatives.

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the branch of chemistry that deals with petroleum

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Petrochemistry is the branch of chemistry that studies the transformation of crude oil (petroleum) and natural gas into useful products and raw materials.
petrochemistry in Czech: Petrochemie
petrochemistry in German: Petrochemie
petrochemistry in French: Pétrochimie
petrochemistry in Dutch: Petrochemische industrie
petrochemistry in Japanese: 石油化学
petrochemistry in Russian: Нефтехимия
petrochemistry in Slovenian: Petrokemija
petrochemistry in Swedish: Petrokemi
petrochemistry in Vietnamese: Hóa dầu
petrochemistry in Chinese: 石油化學
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