USES OF HYDROGEN GAS

Chemistry

USES OF HYDROGEN GAS

USES OF HYDROGEN GAS.
Hydrogenation/Hardening of unsaturated vegetable oils to saturated fats/margarine.

When Hydrogen is passed through unsaturated compounds in presence of Nickel catalyst and about 150oC, they become saturated.

Most vegetable oil are unsaturated liquids at room temperature. They become saturated and hard through hydrogenation.