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Why is cracking done on crude oils?

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Crude oil contains more of the longer chain hydrocarbons which are less useful. Cracking produces both shorter alkanes and alkenes which can be used as feedstocks for the chemical industry and are particularly useful for the production of plastics (polymers).

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