• Question: what is combustion?????????

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      Asked by ashleighj to Andy on 18 Mar 2016.
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        andy chapman answered on 18 Mar 2016:

        Specifically burning something in oxygen. The rapid heat releasing (exothermic) reaction of something (a fuel; hydrogen, methane, butane, wood, coal…) with oxygen, usually from the oxygen in the air (and oxidation reaction)