Combustion reactions are vital: from keeping us warm and cooking our food, to providing electricity and propelling rockets into outer space. What do we know about these chemical reactions?
- Combustion is the burning of a substance to release heat energy.
- Combustion requires a substance, heat and oxygen.
- Antoine Lavoisier revealed that substances gained mass when they were heated in air.
- Combustion has been essential to humans since we first evolved.
"4... 3... 2... 1... and lift off!"
A rocket, a jet engine and a simple campfire all depend on one of the most fundamental chemical reactions of all.
The burning of a substance to release heat energy – combustion.
Combustion has been essential to humans since we first evolved, helping us to keep warm …
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