Exhaustible resources are those resources which are present in limited quantity and can be completely used up by human activities are called exhaustible resources.

Example- Coal, Petrol

 

 

Inexhaustible resources are those resources which are present in unlimited quantity and cannot be completely used up by human activities are called Inexhaustible resources.

Example: Water, Air

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What will we study in this chapter?

 

 

We will cover Exhaustible Natural Resources like

  • Coal
  • Petroleum

These are also called Fossil Fuels as they are obtained from dead plants and animals

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Questions

NCERT Question 6 - Explain why fossil fuels are exhaustible natural resources.

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 5 Class 8 - Coal And Petroleum

Transcript

Natural Resources Inexhaustible Natural Resources Exhaustible Natural Resources Present in Unlimited Quantity, Cannot be Exhausted Present in Limited Quantity, Will be Exhausted Examples Air Water Examples Petroleum Coal

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