What is BITUMEN?

Mineral pitch or oil composed of various hydrocarbons. In the solid form it is usually called asphalt; in the liquid form, petroleum. An intermediate form is known as mineral tar or maltha. By distillation, bitumen yields benzol, naphtha, paraffin, and various other hydrocarbons, liquid and gaseous.

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