Hydrogen combines with oxygen when it is burned and produces water as a by-product. Insignificant amounts of nitric oxides are also formed in areas around the combustion zone. More »

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that breaks down upon contact with most living cells to release oxygen and provide an antibiotic action by breaking down the cell wall of bacteria, according to Remy Melina for Li... More »

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The element hydrogen is extremely flammable and is often described as the most flammable of all known substances. Hydrogen can be ignited by heat, sunlight or a small spark. When pure hydrogen burns, ultraviolet light ra... More »

Compounds of silicon and hydrogen, known as silanes, react explosively with oxygen and react with water, forming silicon dioxide and water and silicon dioxide and hydrogen gas respectively. Silicon accounts for 28 percen... More »

When magnesium burns in air, the oxygen in the air reacts with magnesium metal to produce magnesium oxide. However, for this reaction to occur, heat must be applied. The chemical equation for this reaction is 2Mg + O2 pr... More »

The elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen make up carbohydrates. For instance, glucose, a monosaccharide, has six carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms and six oxygen atoms. More »

Water is a compound made of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. The hydrogen atoms are bonded to the oxygen atom by the sharing of electrons, called a covalent bond. More »