Chemistry-the production and use of fuels

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What does the combustion (burning) of hydrocarbons result in?
the formation of water and carbon dioxide
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What does the combustion of hydrocarbons involve?
the breaking of C-C and C-H bonds followed by the formation of bonds with oxygen atoms
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Explain the environmental effects of the combustion of fossil fuels
greenhouse effect, also known as global warming. Carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is released during combustion of fossil fuels-main cause.releases a lot of pollutants into the atmosphere like sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide etc
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Disadvantages of global warming
rising temps could cause polar ice caps to melt. Weather patterns could be disrupted
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What does the combustion of hydrocarbons involve?

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the breaking of C-C and C-H bonds followed by the formation of bonds with oxygen atoms

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Disadvantages of global warming

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