Fuels and Combustion (part 1)


A fuel is a substance that can be burned to release energy.

The buruing of fuel is called combustion.

Combustion is the reaction of a substance with oxygen giving out energy.

The burning of fuel releases energy to surrounding areas so the burning of a fuel is an exothermic reaction.

When a fuel burns oxygen is used up.

The chemical test for oxygen is that it relights a glwoing splint.

Crude oil is a mixture of compounds called hydrocarbons. 

Fractinonal distilation is…


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