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What are the best anti knocking reagents of petrol?

(a) straight chain alkanes

(b) straight chain alkenes

(c) alkynes

(d) aromatics

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This is a very interesting question from Cracking and Knocking of Petroleum topic in chapter Fuel Technologies of Applied Chemistry

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The correct answer is (d) aromatics

To elaborate: The straight chain compounds cause maximum petrol knock and aromatics are called the best anti knock agents of petrol.

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