Crude Oil

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  • Crude Oil
    • Uses
      • Provides fuel for modern transport
      • Petrochemicalindustry uses hydrocarbons from crude oil as feedstock for new compounds
      • All products from crude oil are organic compounds
        • Compounds containing carbon atoms
    • What is it?
      • Formed by the remains of plants and animals
        • With high temperature and pressure. Drilled up from under rocks
      • Fossil Fuel
    • Method of cracking
      • Cracking is a thermal    decomposition reaction
        • Breaking down molecules by heating them
      • STEP 1: heat the long chained hydrocarbons  to vaporise them
        • STEP 2: then vapour is passed over a hot powdered aluminium oxide catalyst
          • STEP 3: Long chain molecules split apart on the surface of the specks of the catalyst
            • Catalytic Cracking
    • Cracking: splitting up long-chain hydrocarbons
      • Longchained hydrocarbons aren't always very useful so...
        • They are turned into smaller ones by the process of cracking
      • Method of cracking
        • Cracking is a thermal    decomposition reaction
          • Breaking down molecules by heating them
        • STEP 1: heat the long chained hydrocarbons  to vaporise them
          • STEP 2: then vapour is passed over a hot powdered aluminium oxide catalyst
            • STEP 3: Long chain molecules split apart on the surface of the specks of the catalyst
              • Catalytic Cracking

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