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Q & A: Products of burning

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
what possible product of burning?
- kerrie (age 14)
philippines
A:
The end products of burning depend on the combustible material.  For burning in air there is always oxygen in the by-products.  For example wood, which is for the most part carbon, you get a lot of carbon dioxide, CO2.    From fuels derived from oil, which contain carbon and hydrogen, you get a mixture of carbon dioxide and water, H2O.

LeeH

(published on 10/22/2007)

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