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?

Answer:-

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.

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