Burning Fuels

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What happens when pure hydrocarbons are burned?
They are oxidised to produce carbon dioxide and water
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What happens in a reaction when there is a limited amount of oxygen
It may undergo incomplete combustion which produces carbon monoxide. Carbon and unburned hydrocarbon may be produced too
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What are solid particles that contain carbon?
Soot
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What are unburned hydrocarbons called ?
Particulates
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What happens when fossil fuels are burned containing sulfur compounds?
Produces sulfur dioxide which produces acid rain
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What happens at high temperature when fuels are burned?
Oxygen and nitrogen in the air may combine to form nitrogen oxides that also produce acid rain
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What is the effects of carbon dioxide?
It is a greenhouse gas that causes global warming
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What is the product of incomplete combustion of a fuel containing carbon?
Carbon monoxide and particulates
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What is global dimming?
Particulates reflect the sunlight back into space causing global dimming
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How can we reduce producing sulfur dioxide?
Remove the sulfur from fuels before burning or remove it from the waste gases from power stations
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What happens in a reaction when there is a limited amount of oxygen

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It may undergo incomplete combustion which produces carbon monoxide. Carbon and unburned hydrocarbon may be produced too

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What are solid particles that contain carbon?

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