Liquid fuels?

When you see liquid fuels like gasoline or diesel, in a liquid form, is that all hydrocarbons, or is that hydrocarbons suspended in water? The reason I ask is because it looks a lot like water too.

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  • 2 months ago
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    Any water in gasoline is a pollutant (yes, even water can be a pollutant, although it is also a plant food) and shouldn't be there.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Gasoline and any other hydrocarbon mixture don’t mix with water 

    They float on water . So no there is no water in gasoline .

         

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  • 2 months ago

    Its not water, if there is water then water has to be removed.

    Gasoline will have liquid hydrocarbons having 5 to 6 carbon atoms like isomer of pentane and hexane which at ambient temperature and pressure will be liquid.

    Diesel will have 9 to 25 Carbon atoms and starts boiling from 200degC at ambient pressure.

    The other liquid fuel is Ethanol used widely in Brazil. This is an alcohol and not an hydrocarbon and ethanol is soluble in water and is liquid at ambient temperature.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, i think it is dissolved in water. Water and Oil don't mix, but gasoline is completely different then oil

    • pucman1961
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      2 months agoReport

      Not true. Gasoline is not completely different .
        I was a fire fighter in soil refinery .  I once fought a fire where gasoline floated on water

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Water and hydrocarbon fuels don't mix.

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  • 2 months ago

    nonono elon musk has liquid furls with electricity its a liquid so to ower new Tesla Truck

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