How does cracking of crude oil increase the amount of useful products from crude oil?

How does cracking of crude oil increase the amount of useful products from crude oil?
Heya, I am trying to find out how cracking of crude oil increases the amount of useful products from crude oil as asked above as I am unsure..

.. Please can somebody answer this for me … ?? Thankyouuuu xxxx

3 Responses to “How does cracking of crude oil increase the amount of useful products from crude oil?”

  1. Ed Says:

    Distillation just separates the various compounds in crude oil. racking is breaking down some of the components to make other compounds.

    There are other methods of actually changing one product to another. See science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/oil..

  2. Bad Moon Rising Says:

    Because any distillation process separates the light end of a mixture from the heavier end. Light products include Jet fuel, Gasoline , and waxes. Heavy ends include Bunker C oil and asphalt. Lubricants such as motor oil sit somewhere in between. All have different uses.

  3. oirfanoglu Says:

    By distilling the crude oil we get fuels and raw materials. There are no high efficiency engines special for crude oil but gasoline, diesel fuel etc. Plastics are of various polymers from distilled oil ingredients. The heaviest part from distillation is asphalt and almost crucial for roads.