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What are the products of cracking

Alkanes and unsaturated hydrocarbons called alkenes


What happens when alkenes react with bromine water

Turn it from Orange to colourless


What does the process used to crack hydrocarbons to produce smaller more useful molecules involve

Heating the hydrocarbons to vaporise them
The vapours are passed over a hot catalyst or mixed with steam and heated to a very high temp
So that thermal decomposition occurs