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I have a question (I don’t have the mark scheme so it’s more what you’d assume the answer is most likely going to be) and it’s ‘give 2 reasons why incomplete combustion is undesirable’
Would the answer be more due to economical reasons like “ it’s gives off much less energy than complete combustion so it costs more” or would it be more based on environmental issues “it creates carbon monoxide and water which are both pollutants”
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(Original post by SwingyWingyshoes)
I have a question (I don’t have the mark scheme so it’s more what you’d assume the answer is most likely going to be) and it’s ‘give 2 reasons why incomplete combustion is undesirable’
Would the answer be more due to economical reasons like “ it’s gives off much less energy than complete combustion so it costs more” or would it be more based on environmental issues “it creates carbon monoxide and water which are both pollutants”
Water is NOT a pollutant.

Incomplete combustion can produce both carbon and carbon monoxide. The first causes an increase in microparticulates that are implicated in lung disease and cancer as well the the formation of secondary pollutants. Carbon monoxide is toxic and can kill in an enclosed space.

Economic reasons are also valid. You are correct that less energy is released, and carbon deposits can require cleaning, which costs money.
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Water is NOT a pollutant.

Incomplete combustion can produce both carbon and carbon monoxide. The first causes an increase in microparticulates that are implicated in lung disease and cancer as well the the formation of secondary pollutants. Carbon monoxide is toxic and can kill in an enclosed space.

Economic reasons are also valid. You are correct that less energy is released, and carbon deposits can require cleaning, which costs money.
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Water is NOT a pollutant.

Incomplete combustion can produce both carbon and carbon monoxide. The first causes an increase in microparticulates that are implicated in lung disease and cancer as well the the formation of secondary pollutants. Carbon monoxide is toxic and can kill in an enclosed space.

Economic reasons are also valid. You are correct that less energy is released, and carbon deposits can require cleaning, which costs money.
Cheers, I’m just quoting what my chemistry work booklet says, weird how water isn’t a pollutant but is a greenhouse gas though I can see why however
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Cheers, I’m just quoting what my chemistry work booklet says, weird how water isn’t a pollutant but is a greenhouse gas though I can see why however
Water is not counted as a greenhouse gas even though it contributes more to the greenhouse effect than all of the others. The water cycle is an essential part of the Gaia ecosystem.
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Water is not counted as a greenhouse gas even though it contributes more to the greenhouse effect than all of the others. The water cycle is an essential part of the Gaia ecosystem.
I’m just going off what the spec wants tbh
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