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OCR AS Chemistry F322 Difference between Isomerisation and Refining watch

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    I came across a past paper asking the following question

    "Explain why,in industry,alkanes such as octane are processed by Isomeristaion"

    I haven't yet come across this term is it just the same as Refining? because i have Googled the definitions of each term and different explanations come up

    Any help would be much appreciated
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    (Original post by Jake.bell)
    Hi

    I came across a past paper asking the following question

    "Explain why,in industry,alkanes such as octane are processed by Isomeristaion"

    I haven't yet come across this term is it just the same as Refining? because i have Googled the definitions of each term and different explanations come up

    Any help would be much appreciated
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    (Original post by charco)
    Branching makes useful compounds. For example 2,2,4-trimethylpentane is the major constituent of petrol ...
    Yes but what is the difference between Isomerisation and refining?
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    (Original post by Jake.bell)
    Yes but what is the difference between Isomerisation and refining?
    This would represent isomerisation.

    Refining (I would suggest) means separating the crude into different fractions and then further purifying and/or carrying out other refining procedures, such as hydroformation, cracking and isomerisation.
 
 
 
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