What is the formula for incomplete combustion? ocr a chemistry a level question

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In the textbook for incomplete combustion it has three different outcomes of equations
one forming carbon monoxide carbon and water
one forming carbon dioxide carbon monoxide and water
a=one forming carbon dioxide carbon monoxide carbon and water
which do i use in exam questions? ocr a chemistry
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In the textbook for incomplete combustion it has three different outcomes of equations
one forming carbon monoxide carbon and water
one forming carbon dioxide carbon monoxide and water
a=one forming carbon dioxide carbon monoxide carbon and water
which do i use in exam questions? ocr a chemistry
The second one
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The second one
why that one may i ask
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why that one may i ask
Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide because there isn't enough oxygen, however some carbon dioxide is still produced.
Water is a by-product of any type of combustion.
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Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide because there isn't enough oxygen, however some carbon dioxide is still produced.
Water is a by-product of any type of combustion.
ok so why not the third one?
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ok so why not the third one?
Because Carbon on it's own isn't produced, I don't think you need to know why for A-level.
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Because Carbon on it's own isn't produced, I don't think you need to know why for A-level.
oh okay thanks for help
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