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Postby 405318478 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:54 pm

is oxidizing/burning/breaking down the same thing as combustion?

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Re: Combustion

Postby 405268063 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:42 pm

Not entirely... combustion does include these processes (for example, carbon and H2O molecules are oxidized in a combustion reaction, but all of these actions are not the same.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:05 pm

Agreed. Combustion is a unique type of reaction in which an organic/carbon-based molecule reacts with oxygen to produce CO2 and water.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Shrayes Raman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:02 am

Combustion is more specific than those general classes of reactions.

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Re: Combustion

Postby Ashley Fang 2G » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:47 am

Examples of combustion would occur in this format:

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Re: Combustion

Postby Ryan Lee 1E » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 pm

Also, you should be careful to note the context of "oxidizing." It can be used in terms of a redox reaction, in which case, something being oxidized means it's losing electrons and gaining positive charge.

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