hydrocracking


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hy·dro·crack·ing

 (hī′drə-krăk′ĭng)
n.
A process by which the hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken into simpler molecules, as of gasoline or kerosene, by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure and in the presence of a catalyst.

hy′dro·crack′ v.
hy′dro·crack′er n.

hydrocracking

(ˈhaɪdrəʊˌkrækɪŋ)
n
the process of breaking down petroleum into simpler molecules

hy•dro•crack•ing

(ˈhaɪ drəˌkræk ɪŋ)

n.
the cracking of petroleum or the like in the presence of hydrogen in a high-pressure processing unit.
[1935–40]
hy′dro•crack`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrocracking - the process whereby hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken down into kerosene and gasolene by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst
cracking - the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
Translations
hydrocraquage
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