fractional distilation

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What are fractions?
Fractions are sections in which long hydrocarbon chains are broken down into smaller chains due to their
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how does fractioning work?
long hydrocarbon chain (crude oil) is added to a fractional collumn which is heated. Temperature rises further up the column. This separates hydrocarbons depending on their boiling points.
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why is fractional distillation important?
to separate long hydrocarbons into smaller, more useful hydrocarbons.
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what are the two types of cracking?
catalytic and thermal
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why is cracking economically important?
the supply can meet/exceed the demand
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why is incomplete combustion undesirable?
It produces Carbon monoxide which is a pollutant and can be harmful to hemoglobin
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long hydrocarbon chain (crude oil) is added to a fractional collumn which is heated. Temperature rises further up the column. This separates hydrocarbons depending on their boiling points.

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