With reference to various types of coals, consider the following statements: 

  1. Anthracite has more carbon than any other form of coal
  2. Peat has least amount of volatile matter than any other form of coal
  3. Lignite has higher moisture content in comparison to Bituminous coal

Which of the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

First and third statements are correct. Second statement is incorrect because its anthracite that has least volatile matter.

ColourDark-brownBlackish BrownBlackGreyish Black
LustreNo lustreNo lustreSome lustreMetallic lustre
AppearanceEarthy / woody appearance with dead, original plant materialLess woody in appearanceStripedshiny metallic appearance
Natural moistureHighestHighRelatively lowerLowest
Upon burningSmokeSmokeLarge smokeSmokeless
Carbon Content<40%<40%40-90%>90%

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