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Short description Written by George Olah, winner of the Nobel Prize, this book provides a comprehensive reference covering basic research processes as well as industrial applications. For this Second Edition, each chapter is updated with current developments in the field.
From the contents Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Chapter 1. General Aspects.
1.1. Hydrocarbons and Their Classes.
1.2. Energy-Hydrocarbon Relationship.
1.3. Hydrocarbon Sources and Separation.
1.4. Petroleum Refining and Upgrading.
1.5. Finite, Nonrenewable Hydrocarbon Resources.
1.6. Hydrocarbon Synthesis.
1.7. Chemical Nature of Hydrocarbon Conversion Reactions.
1.8. Use of Hydrocarbons.
References and Notes.
Chapter 2. Hydrocarbon from Petroleum and Natural Gas.