1. I have a relatively simple question, but I cant think of the answer. A high bp hydrocarbon (X) is obtained by the fractional distillation of crude oil. (X) is then heated in the presence of silicate materials. only 3 new hydrocarbons were from this proces. All I want to know is what is this process called? We thought maybe a combustion but somehow we dont think thats right coz no co2 is prodced. Any help would be awesome thanks!!!!