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 »

Glycerol contains the elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Glycerol is also known as glycerin, glycerine, 1,2,3-propanetriol, glyceritol, glycyl alcohol and trihydroxypropane. As the last name suggests, glycerol contain... More »

Pure hydrogen peroxide is composed of two molecules of hydrogen and two molecules of oxygen, so its chemical formula is H2O2. However, the hydrogen peroxide sold in most stores is actually a solution, which typically onl... More »