what is combustion reaction?

Asked by  | 23rd Sep, 2008, 11:00: PM

Expert Answer:

Combustion or burning is a complex sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat or both heat and light in the form of either a glow or flames.

 

In a complete combustion reaction, a compound reacts with an oxidizing element, such as oxygen and the products are compounds of each element in the fuel with the oxidizing element. For example:

CH4 + 2O2CO2 + 2H2O

Answered by  | 24th Sep, 2008, 08:02: AM

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