Combustion

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Combustion

Postby 205192823 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:52 pm

When something combusts, does it reacts with O2 and produce CO2 and H2O?

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Re: Combustion

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:58 pm

That is correct.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Alison Trinh 1A » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:12 pm

Yes because combustion occurs when there is burning of something in the presence of oxygen. When this occurs, energy is released and carbon dioxide and water are yielded as by products.

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Re: Combustion

Postby katrinawong3d » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:25 pm

To add on, water and carbon dioxide is produced as a gas.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Eunice Nguyen 3K » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:26 pm

Normally it does, however there are some cases where there is incomplete combustion and it actually produces carbon monoxide. But yeah, basically CO2 and H2O as products :)

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Re: Combustion

Postby Nare Nazaryan 3E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:46 pm

Yes, combustion (and oxidation) involve a compound reacting with oxygen (O2) and producing a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).

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Re: Combustion

Postby Nathan Rothschild_3D » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:30 pm

Do oxidation and metabolism also produce H2O and CO2?

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Re: Combustion

Postby Max Madrzyk Dis 4E » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:42 pm

Yes, a combustion reaction always results in products of H2O and CO2.

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Re: Combustion

Postby McKenna_4A » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:49 pm

If it's a hydrocarbon being combusted (made up of only Carbon and Hydrogen), then Water and CO2 will always be the only 2 products.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Aprice_1J » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:10 pm

Can a combustion ever produce anything in addition to CO2 and H2o?

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Re: Combustion

Postby Jielena_Bragasin_LEC4_DIS4G » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Hi Aprice_1J, No you cannot have a combustion with any other products other than CO2 and H2O. Though combustion analysis is used to find empirical formulas, its only products are CO2 H2O. I hope this helps !

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Re: Combustion

Postby Denise Montes 3B » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:07 pm

Aprice_1J wrote:Can a combustion ever produce anything in addition to CO2 and H2o?


No, it cannot, combustion only produces water vapor which is made up of CO2 and H2O
For example, combustion of propane would be: C3H8 + 5O2 → 3CO2 + 4H2O, only producing water vapor

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Re: Combustion

Postby Laura WM 3I » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:30 pm

Can something other than a hydrocarbon combust? Would an equation with a molecule not containing carbon or hydrogen reacting with O2 not be considered combustion?


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