Sun January 13, 2013 By: Arka Raha

about hydrovarbon

Expert Reply
Mon January 14, 2013
Different hydrocarbons produce different amounts of energy when combusted, or burned. The amount of energy released is dependent on the oxidation state of the carbons in the hydrocarbon which is related to the hydrogen/carbon ratio. The more hydrogen per carbon, the lower the oxidation state and the more energy that will be released during the oxidation reaction. Thus the greater the H/C ratio, the more energy release on combustion. So, saturated hydrocarbon will produce more energy.
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