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What are the conditions for cracking

Long chain alkanes heated at 500 degrees

Zeolite catalyst

Products separated using fractional distillation


Describe the method to crack long chain alkanes in the lab

LCA heated --> vaporise

Zeolite catalyst heated --> LCA pass over --> high temperature leads to cracking

Space above the catalyst so gases can pass freely over

Tube A collecing liquid products

Tube B collecting gaseous products