Q. 304.1( 7 Votes )
Name the functional
The addition of hydrogen to an unsaturated hydrocarbon in the presence of catalysts such as palladium or nickel to give a saturated hydrocarbon is called hydrogenation.
Example: Ethene (CH2=CH2) reacts with hydrogen in the presence of nickel catalyst to produce ethane (CH3-CH3).
This reaction is commonly used in hydrogenation of vegetable oil into vegetable ghee (solid fat)
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