Catalytic-cracking



the reduction of the molecular weight of hydrocarbons by a catalyst, accomplished in a petroleum refinery by a type of chemical reactor (catalytic cracker)
Compare cracker (def 8), cracking (def 1).

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  • Catalytical

    Chemistry. the causing or accelerating of a chemical change by the addition of a catalyst. an action between two or more persons or forces, initiated by an agent that itself remains unaffected by the action: social catalyses occasioned by controversial writings. noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) acceleration of a chemical reaction by the action of a […]

  • Catalytically

    Chemistry. the causing or accelerating of a chemical change by the addition of a catalyst. an action between two or more persons or forces, initiated by an agent that itself remains unaffected by the action: social catalyses occasioned by controversial writings. noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) acceleration of a chemical reaction by the action of a […]



  • Catalyzed

    to act upon by catalysis. Contemporary Examples But they do hope the film has catalyzed the children to get an education. In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War Lorenza Muñoz September 20, 2012 Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year. Obama’s Real Wall Street […]

  • Catalyze

    to act upon by catalysis. Contemporary Examples On the band-wagon of growing criticism over Israeli policies, these groups use BDS to catalyze an anti-Israeli zeitgeist. Partial B(DS)? Eran Shayshon July 17, 2012 They reward leaders who push the envelope, catalyze action, and get stuff done. How Cities Are Fixing America Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley June […]



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