Category Archives: Combustion of alkanes

Combustion of alkanes

Alkanes are used as fuels. Combustion of fossil fuels (including alkanes) results in the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere Carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour are referred to as greenhouse gases and that these gases may contribute to global warming Combustion of alkanes and other organic compounds can be complete or incomplete. The internal combustion engine produces a number

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Hydrocarbon fuels

Before embarking on this topic, there is a great award winning video to mention, that is definitely worth watching: 300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds. [click here] What is a hydrocarbon fuel?  This is a fuel containing molecules of hydrocarbons. A hydrocarbon is a compound containing carbon and hydrogen atoms only.  In most cases, a hydrocarbon fuel refers to fossil

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