C1 - Cracking

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What is cracking?
When crude oil fractions from fractional distillation are SPLIT INTO SMALLER MOLECULES.
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What is thermal decomposition?
When one substance breaks down into at least two new ones when heated.
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Why is cracking useful for longer molecules?
Because there is a high demand for products like petrol.
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Cracking also produces alkENE molecules, which can be used to make ____
Polymers.
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What is needed for the cracking process.
Hot, catalyst.
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What is thermal decomposition?

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When one substance breaks down into at least two new ones when heated.

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Why is cracking useful for longer molecules?

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Cracking also produces alkENE molecules, which can be used to make ____

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What is needed for the cracking process.

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