what is hydrogenation? what is its industrial application?

Asked by naveen.mohandas | 11th Oct, 2010, 09:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
Hydrogenation is a chemical reaction involving reaction of hydrogen molecule with other compound or element. There are so many industrial applications of this process.
Few examples are:
1. This process is used to convert alkenes and aromatic compounds into saturated alkanes (paraffins) and cycloalkanes (napthenes) in petroleum industries.
2.  Hydrogenation is used to the processing of vegetable oils and fats.
3. This process is used in perfumery industry.
We hope that clarifies your query.
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Answered by  | 12th Oct, 2010, 11:13: AM

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