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    We have been recently been covering combustion in Chemistry. I understand that complete combustion gives off water and carbon dioxide. However, incomplete combustion has 3 products and they are water, carbon monoxide and carbon. How do I find out what products are formed in the reaction? I know water is always produced but what about the carbon and carbon monoxide.
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    (Original post by tajtsracc)
    Usually the question will tell you which of the two products will form. At least, that's what AQA does, anyway.
    ^^ They will tell you if a black solid CO is the only product
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    (Original post by tajtsracc)
    Usually the question will tell you which of the two products will form. At least, that's what AQA does, anyway.
    Okay, thank you very much for your answer
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    ^^ They will tell you if a black solid CO is the only product
    But water is always formed, correct?
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    (Original post by A1i)
    We have been recently been covering combustion in Chemistry. I understand that complete combustion gives off water and carbon dioxide. However, incomplete combustion has 3 products and they are water, carbon monoxide and carbon. How do I find out what products are formed in the reaction? I know water is always produced but what about the carbon and carbon monoxide.
    Hiya,

    Just as you've written in your post there are different products for complete and incomplete combustion.

    Complete combustion: water, carbon dioxide

    Incomplete combustion: water carbon monoxide and carbon particulates (they haven't combusted due to a lack of oxygen).

    These products are formed in every equation. So you'll need to write out the combustion equation each time and balance it.
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    (Original post by A1i)
    But water is always formed, correct?
    yes because how would it be balanced otherwise?
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    (Original post by Emz99)
    yes because how would it be balanced otherwise?
    Okay,thanks for the help.
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    Hiya,

    Just as you've written in your post there are different products for complete and incomplete combustion.

    Complete combustion: water, carbon dioxide

    Incomplete combustion: water carbon monoxide and carbon particulates (they haven't combusted due to a lack of oxygen).

    These products are formed in every equation. So you'll need to write out the combustion equation each time and balance it.
    Thank you for the help!
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    But water is always formed, correct?
    Yes, hydrogen is far too reactive to be produced.
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    (Original post by Emz99)
    ^^ They will tell you if a black solid CO is the only product
    Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas. If they tell that that there is a black solid then that is carbon particles.
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    (Original post by charco)
    Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas. If they tell that that there is a black solid then that is carbon particles.
    Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by charco)
    Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas. If they tell that that there is a black solid then that is carbon particles.
    oh yh lmao
 
 
 
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