what is the difference between combustion and oxidation?

Asked by gunjansingh | 8th Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

In combustion a substance is burnt in the presence of oxygen. Thus oxide of the substance is produced.
But in oxidation ann element losse its electrons.ex
   Zn +  CuSO4------------->   ZnSO+  Cu
In the above reaction zinc got oxidised it losses its electrons to sulphate ion.

Answered by  | 9th Sep, 2010, 07:31: PM

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