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10 questions on thermal and catalytic cracking
Why are hydrocarbons cracked?
Shorter, more VALUABLE chains are produced
Some of the products are ALKENES, more reactive than alkanes
Thermal cracking - temperature
Thermal cracking - pressure
up to 7000kPa
Thermal cracking - products
High proportion of ALKENES
Catalytic cracking - temperature
Catalytic cracking - pressure
lower pressure (more than atmospheric)
Catalytic craking - catalyst
What is the catalyst used in catalytic cracking made out of?
Is the catalyst used in catalytic cracking acidic or alkaline?
Catalytic cracking - products