Cresols yield aromatic hydrocarbons on hydrogenolysis over which

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Cresols yield aromatic hydrocarbons on hydrogenolysis over which catalyst?

A. Nickel

B. Zinc

C. Cadmium

D. All of the mentioned

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The above asked question is from Hydrogenolysis Reactions topic in chapter Hydrogenation of Unit Processes

Correct answer is A. Nickel

The explanation is: Phenol, polyphenols, and cresols yield aromatic hydrocarbons on hydrogenolysis over nickel catalysts at temperatures above 250°C.