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. The major use of alkanes has been in _________ reactions, as a source of heat and light.

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The given blank must be filled with appropriate term.

The major use of alkanes has been in _______ reactions, as a source of heat and light.

Concept Introduction:

Hydrocarbons are good fuels which undergo combustion reactions producing heat energy. Combustion reactions are those reactions in which carbon dioxide and water is formed when hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen.

Explanation

Alkanes react with oxygen producing heat energy and light. These reactions are known as combustion reactions.

CxHy+x+y/4 O2=xCO2+y/2 H2O+He

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