Combustion Analysis?  [ENDORSED]

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Sophia Fox 4B
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Combustion Analysis?

Postby Sophia Fox 4B » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:20 pm

Will combustion analysis be on the test? We haven't talked about it but it was in the limiting reactant section in the textbook (Fundamentals Section M3).

Yousif Jafar 1G
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Re: Combustion Analysis?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Yousif Jafar 1G » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:26 pm

I think it will be because we discussed it in lecture. The main concept is that you create water and carbon dioxide from the reactant and oxygen, and you balance the equation from there.

Josephine Lu 4L
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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:40 pm

Dr. Lavelle gave an interesting method of how to think about combustion: eating food + breathing in oxygen --> breathe out CO2 + H20. Hope this analogy helps!

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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby Nicholas Le 4H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:39 am

It might appear on the test just as an equation to be used for another topic like limiting reagents.

Minsub Lee 3E
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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby Minsub Lee 3E » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:56 am

It will likely come up in the future. Dr. Lavelle mentioned that combustion, burning, or oxidation of organic molecules is the same as oxidative metabolism. They all release energy. This may be a key concept.

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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby ThomascnguyenDis1J » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:15 pm

Will we only need to know the concept of it for this test? Or should we do practice problems to understand how to do it?

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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:22 pm

The combustion reaction has come up several times in lecture and many of the problems on the homework use the general form, so you should know how to approach combustion problems.

Jeremy Feng 1A
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Re: Combustion Analysis?

Postby Jeremy Feng 1A » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:36 pm

If I'm not mistake, oxidation reactions don't necessarily always release energy. I think Dr. Lavelle mentioned some oxidation reactions that are endothermic.

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