A chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidizing agent that produces heat and light.

Example: the combustion of methane is represented as CH4(g) + 2 O2(g) = CO2(g) + 2 H2O().

See also: Air-Fuel Ratio, Carbon Deposit, Combustible, Combustion Chamber, Combustion Pressure, Combustion Reaction, Combustion Residue, Complete Combustion, Constant Pressure Combustion, Constant Volume Combustion, Incomplete Combustion, Rich Combustion.

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Subjects: Chemistry