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Imagine that the gasoline that you are burning in your car this week was refined from petroleum that was produced from jurassic-age rocks in Arkansas. What is the primary source of energy that has been reclaimed to power your car? Explain. Hint: What is the "heat engine" that drives the origin of coal?

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