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Hydrocarbon Cracking and Why It Is Done

From Wikipedia: “Hydrocarbons are economically important because major fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum and natural gas, and its derivatives such as plastics, paraffin, waxes, solvents and oils are hydrocarbons. Extracted hydrocarbons in a liquid form are referred to as petroleum (literally “rock oil”) or mineral oil, whereas hydrocarbons in a gaseous form are referred to as natural gas.”

“Learn the basics about the cracking of hydrocarbons and why it is done.”

(Video can be somewhat technical–don’t worry about alkenes and alkanes, etc–just watch for the basics.)

(3:49/2013/The Fuse School-UK)    (Lorries = Trucks    Petrol = Gasoline)

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