CH3CH2CH3400−600∘C−−−−−−−→X+Y X and Y are
The thermal decomposition of alkanes is known as cracking. It leads to the formation of lower alkenes, and hydrogen.
A balloon filled with methane (CH4) is pricked with a sharp point and quickly plunged into a tank of hydrogen at the same pressure. After sometime, the balloon will have:
(9 mL\) of mixture of methane and ethylene when exploded with 30ml (excess) of Oxygen. After
Cooling the volume was 21.0ml. Further treatment with caustic potash reduced the volume to 7ml.
The amounts of methane and ethylene is the mixture respectively are