What is hydrogenation?What is its industrial application? | Unit 4 Chemistry NCERT solution Class 10

Q.12 What is hydrogenation? What is its industrial application?


Hydrogenation is the process of addition of hydrogen. Unsaturated hydrocarbons are added with hydrogen in the presence of palladium and nickel catalysts to give saturated hydrocarbons.


This reaction is applied in the hydrogenation of vegetables oils, which contain long chains of unsaturated carbons.