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the thermal decomposition of long alkanes using a catalyst and heat.
an unsaturated hydrocarbon. (contains a double bond)
A hydrocarbon which contains carbon-carbon double bonds
A covalent bond made by the sharing of two pairs of electrons.
The general formula of alkenes
Bromine water (colourless)
the test result of an unsaturated hydrocarbon
Bromine water (orange)
the test result of a saturated hydrocarbon
small molecules which can join together to form long chains.
long chains of smaller molecules
an easy to shape, strong and transparent plastic.
a very strong, tough plastic.
a polymer that changes in response to changes in its surroundings
plastics made from corn starch which can be broken down by microbes
biodegradable plastic disadvantage
Uses agricultural land instead of food.
biodegradable plastic advantage
carbon neutral and does not use up landfill
can be produced by fermentation or hydration and used as a fuel.
the conversion of sugars into ethanol by the action of yeast.
the production of ethanol from the reaction of ethene and steam in the presence of a catalyst to produce ethanol
something that cannot be replaced once it is used up