Definition of Hydrocracking

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Cracking



Definition of Hydrocracking

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) the production of high-octane petroleum fuel and kerosene by hydrogenating large or complex hydrocarbons and then cracking them. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of hydrocrack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydrocracking

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrocracking

hydrocorallia
hydrocortamate hydrochloride
hydrocortisone
hydrocortisone acetate
hydrocortisone cyclopentylpropionate
hydrocortisone cypionate
hydrocortisone hydrogen succinate
hydrocortisone sodium phosphate
hydrocortisone sodium succinate
hydrocortisones
hydrocotarnine
hydrocrack
hydrocracked
hydrocracker
hydrocrackers
hydrocracking (current term)
hydrocrackings
hydrocracks
hydroculture
hydrocupration
hydrocupreine
hydrocution
hydrocutions
hydrocyanate
hydrocyanates
hydrocyanation
hydrocyanic
hydrocyanic acid
hydrocyanide
hydrocyanides

Literary usage of Hydrocracking

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1. The Motor Gasoline Industry: Past, Present & Future by Robert Schmer (2000)
"Catalytic hydrocracking Developed in the 1960's, hydrocracking is essentially ... hydrocracking Feed Source: William L. Leffler, Petroleum Refining for the ..."

2. The Strategic Value of Fossil Fuels: Challenges and Responses : Conference by International Energy Agency (1996)
"... Petrochemical option Desulfurization Vacuum distillation Vacuum gas oil desulfurization Fluidized catalytic cracking hydrocracking Lube oil base stocks ..."

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