cracking

define cracking
process of breaking down larger hydrocarbons into more useful molecules.
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why are alkenes called unsaturated hydrocarbons?
they easily react by breaking down the double bond and accept another atom
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why are alkanes called saturated hydrocarbons?
they don't easily react to accept another atom.
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how many double covalent bonds do alkenes have?
1 double covalent bond between carbon atoms
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what do you need for cracking to take place?
a high temperature and a catalyst
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why are alkenes called unsaturated hydrocarbons?

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they easily react by breaking down the double bond and accept another atom

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why are alkanes called saturated hydrocarbons?

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how many double covalent bonds do alkenes have?

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what do you need for cracking to take place?

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