Chemical Reaction Lab Report 2013

Satisfactory Essays

Delara Rezaei-Azar

Science Research Assignment:

Chemical reaction: Complete Combustion

Combustion is a chemical reaction which is used in people’s everyday lives much more than people realize. Examples of combustion in everyday life include, gas-fueled cars, cooking on gas stoves, and heating our homes[2]. A combustion reaction occurs when a compound composed of only carbon and hydrogen reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water. These reactants often release energy in the form of heat which is why they're able to fuel our cars and heat our homes.

Fuels such as natural gas (methane) contain hydrocarbons. These are compounds of hydrogen and carbon only. When they burn, the carbon yields

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