# What Are Examples of Combustion?

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Examples of combustion, or combustion reactions, include the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, methane gas, and even sparklers and fireworks. Combustion reactions are essentially chemical reactions, and take place all around the world every day. Some reactions, such as the burning of coal and oil, are large and repetitive actions while smaller combustion reactions occur when fireworks and sparklers are lit and burned.