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Burning wood in a fire is an example of a combustion reaction. In the combustion reaction, the carbohydrates in wood combine with oxygen to form water and carbon dioxide. This reaction is very energetic, and it generates... More »

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Burning a match is a chemical reaction because the reactant, primarily wood, is chemically altered into a different substance, ash. A chemical reaction or change involves one or more reactants having bonds broken or alte... More »

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Chemical reactions that release energy are described by Education.com as exothermic reactions, and their equations follow the form: reactants = products + energy. Examples of exothermic reactions are explosions, such as ... More »

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When sugar is burned, chemical changes take place, depending on if the sugar is burned in a complete or an incomplete combustion reaction. During a complete combustion reaction, sugar is transformed into CO2 and H20. In ... More »

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A combustion reaction combines a fuel and oxidizer to produce heat and consume all the fuel. Reactions between a hydrocarbon and oxygen where the only byproducts are carbon dioxide and water are complete combustion react... More »

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Magnesium has a very energetic combustion reaction with oxygen, where two atoms of magnesium bond with one molecule of oxygen gas to form two molecules of magnesium oxide. This reaction is extremely exothermic, releasing... More »

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Carbon monoxide is primarily produced from the incomplete combustion of fuels such as oil, gas, wood and coal. It is also found in cigarette smoke and in the exhaust fumes of automobile engines. Exposure to high levels ... More »

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