Search Wikipedia:

Latest topics
March 2018

Calendar Calendar

Free Hit Counter

Combustion reaction: Types of combustion and combustion fuels

Go down

Combustion reaction: Types of combustion and combustion fuels

Post  bejoy on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:51 pm

Combustion reaction or burning is an exothermic redox chemical reaction at a high temperature between a reductant or fuel and an oxidant that produces oxidized, usually gaseous products in the form of heat and light.

Types of Combustion:

1.Complete combustion:

During complete combustion, the reactant burns in oxygen and produces products that are limited. When a hydrocarbon is burnt in oxygen, the reaction yields carbon dioxide and water primarily. When different elements are burned, the products of those are primarily common chemical oxides. Carbon produces carbon dioxide, sulfur yields sulfur dioxide and iron returns iron (III) oxide.

2.Incomplete Combustion:

This combustion takes place when there doesn’t exist enough oxygen, allowing fuel to react completely producing carbon dioxide and water. This combustion is same as complete combustion, it also produces water, but instead of carbon dioxide the product is carbon and carbon monoxide. In this type of combustion, products which are pyrolysis remains unburnt and contaminate the resulted smoke with noxious gases.


This form of combustion is slow, flameless and a low-temperature combustion, undergone by the heat evolved when the surface of the fuel is directly attacked by oxygen. Typically, it is an incomplete form of combustion reaction. Solid materials that undergoes smouldering combustion includes materials like coal, cellulose, cotton, tobacco, wood, foams etc.

Read More:


Posts : 215
Join date : 2013-12-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum