Using carbon fuels - C1b

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What is the general formula for combustion?
Fuel + oxygen = carbon dioxide + water
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What are the benefits and disadvantages of using coal as a fuel?
Coal is easy to store (though it is dirty) and can be cheaply purchased. But it does not produce much energy per gram whilst producing lots of carbon dioxide; it is also difficult to ignite.
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What is produced as a result of incomplete combustion?
Poisonous carbon monoxide, carbon and water.
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Why are liquid fuels, like petrol and diesel, ideal for use in cars?
As they flow easily they can circulate in the car's pipelines and also be stored in stations. But it is potentially dangerous as they are very volatile.
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What occurs during complete combustion?
The hydrogen in a hydrocarbon oxidise to water and the carbon oxidise to carbon dioxide.
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What factors influence the choice of a fuel?
Energy value, availability, ease of use, storage, cost, toxicity and pollution caused.
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Why is complete combustion preferred as compared to incomplete combustion?
More energy is released; less carbon is produced and toxic carbon monoxide is not produced.
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What is the balanced symbol equation for the complete combustion of methane?
CH4 + 2O2 = 2H2O + CO2
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