Flashcards in Separating Crude Oil - Jordan Saphir Deck (10)
What do we call the compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen atoms?
Is the top of an oil fractionating column hotter or colder than the bottom of an oil fractionating column?
The top is colder than the bottom of the column
What happens to a liquid during its separation from a mixture by distillation?
It evaporates and then condenses
In comparison to large hydrocarbons, how would you describe small hydrocarbons?
They are more volatile
What is the general formula for alkanes?
Are alkanes saturated or unsaturated?
They are saturated
Where are the most viscous hydrocarbons likely to leave the fractionating column at?
Are alkenes saturated or unsaturated?
What is the general formula of alkenes?