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Alkanes: Cracking

ChemieOrganische ChemieAlkane

This learning unit describes the cracking of alkanes. The industrial relevance of this process is explained using various examples.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Industrial Cracking Process
  • Hydrocracking
  • Catalytic Cracking
  • Steamcracking

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

cracking, alkane, cycloalkane, steam cracking