A fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas which has formed over many years through the @D01547@ of deposited vegetation which was under extreme pressure of an overburden of earth.
Source: PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2190 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'fossil fuel' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.F02490 RISBibTexEndNote