What is Anthracite ?

  1. A soft form of sandstone
  2. Hard and dark coal
  3. Metamorphic shale
  4. A dark metamorphic sandstone
Manish Listener Asked on 30th October 2014 in Chemistry.
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    Answer: Hard and dark coal

    Anthracite is coal of a hard variety that contains relatively pure carbon and burns with little flame and smoke.Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal, Different types of coal contain different amounts of carbon. Lignite contains only around 60 to 75%, while anthracite contains more than 92%.

    Anthracite is the least plentiful form of coal. It is found mostly in the eastern part of the United State and makes up less than 2 percent of all reserves in the country. Smaller amounts of anthracite occur in South Africa, Australia, western Canada, China and other countries. Anthracite has the highest energy content of all coals and is used for space heating and producing electricity.

    RE: What is Anthracite ?


    Anthracite is currently the most abundant and economical fossil fuel available on the earth. It’s very low in sulfur and volatile content compared to other competing fuels. It is the safest fuel to use, maintain & burn, using low maintenance and self-serviceable burners.
    All resources that are burned as fuels or used to generate heat are measured by the British Thermal Unit, also known as BTUs. Anthracite coal is the hottest burning fuel in comparison to the most common ones in use.

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 13th April 2015.
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