From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Chemistry : The science of matter, or of the electrical or electrostatical interactions of matter.
- Hydrocarbons : A class of molecules that contain only carbon and hydrogen atoms.
- Organic chemistry : The scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of chemical compounds of carbon and hydrogen, which may contain any number of other elements.
- BTX : The acronym commonly used in the petroleum and petrochemical industries to refer to mixtures of the aromatic hydrocarbons benzene, toluene, and the three xylene isomers.
- Catalytic reforming : A catalytic chemical process that converts petroleum naphthas into high-octane gasoline components.
- Fluid catalytic cracking : A petroleum refining process that cracks the large hydrocarbon molecules in the portion of the petroleum crude oil boiling above 340 °C into lower boiling, more valuable high octane gasoline and olefinic gases.
- Gasoline : A fuel for spark-ignited internal combustion engines derived from petroleum crude oil.
- List of organic compounds : Add brief definition or description
- Petroleum naphtha : An intermediate hydrocarbon liquid stream derived from the refining of petroleum crude oil and which may be further processed to obtain a gasoline blending component.
- Petroleum refining processes : The chemical engineering processes used in petroleum refining.
- Pyrolysis : Add brief definition or description
- Steam cracking : Add brief definition or description