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Cracking, Thermal
Thermal cracking involves breaking longer alkanes into a mixture of shorter alkanes (including branched alkanes) and the olefins: ethene and propene.

The mechanism involves radical cleavage and then radical beta-eliminateion of ethene or propene, the reverse of radical polymerisation.