Kerogen vs Vitrinite - What's the difference?

kerogen | vitrinite |


As nouns the difference between kerogen and vitrinite

is that kerogen is any organic matter present in a sedimentary rock that is insoluble in organic solvents; the precursor of oil and natural gas while vitrinite is one of the primary components of coals and most sedimentary kerogens, with a shiny appearance resembling glass.

kerogen

English

Noun

(wikipedia kerogen) (kerogens)
  • any organic matter present in a sedimentary rock that is insoluble in organic solvents; the precursor of oil and natural gas
  • See also

    *bitumen

    vitrinite

    English

    Noun

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

    * maceral