Natural Resources can either be 

Exhaustible

or

Inexhaustible

 

What are Exhastible Resources

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

 

 

What are InExhastible Resources

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.

View Answer

  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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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo