Carbonaceous

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Carbonaceous is the defining attribute of a substance rich in carbon. Particularly, carbonaceous hydrocarbons are very unsaturated, high-molecular-weight hydrocarbons, having an elevated carbon:hydrogen ratio.

Metamorphism of the carbonaceous material is expressed in the graphitisation process. However, graphitisation may be accelerated or retarded in dependence on various metamorphic or lithological factors involved.

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