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Large hydrocarbons are broken into smaller molecules
using heat and a catalyst.
This process is known as catalytic cracking.
The small molecules produced are then separated by
Big Heat to cracker
break up…read more
In the catalytic cracker long chain molecules are split
apart or `cracked'. An example of such a reaction is:
Used as is used
a fuel to make
C8H18 C6H14 + C2H4 plastics…read more
Alkanes of the same formula can have different
arrangements of atoms. Compounds with the same
molecular formula but different structural formula
are known as isomers.
Two isomers of C4H10 are shown
Isomers of butane…read more