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date: 22 January 2019

charcoal 

Source:
A Dictionary of Chemistry
Author(s):
Richard RennieRichard Rennie, Jonathan LawJonathan Law

A porous form of carbon produced by the destructive distillation of organic material. Charcoal from wood is used as a fuel. All forms of charcoal are porous and are used for adsorbing gases and purifying and clarifying liquids. There are several types depending on the source. Charcoal from coconut shells is a particularly good gas adsorbent. ... ...

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