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  • n. One of the primary components of coals and most sedimentary kerogens, with a shiny appearance resembling glass.


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  • Since erosion of organic enriched sediment (including coal) from sedimentary basins can be a source of non-burnt and oxidised particles, called vitrinite

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  • (reflectivity) of the coal as measured microscopically, and is a function of the vitrinite content one of the microlithotypes in coal. coal is a chemical process that can be defined in a simplified form as:

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