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What does more viscous mean?

Flows more easily.

What is the homologous series?

Similar compounds that have many properties in common.

What are the two different methods of cracking?

1) It is a thermal decomposition reaction. Heat to vaporise the long the hydrocarbon. Vapour is passed over a hot powder aluminium oxide (catalyst).



2) vaporise the long hydrocarbon and mix with steam, then heat them to a very high temperature (this is steam cracking)