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Oxidation vs. Combustion

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Oxidationnoun

The combination of a substance with oxygen.

Combustionnoun

(chemistry) The act or process of burning.

Oxidationnoun

(chemistry) A reaction in which the atoms of an element lose electrons and the oxidation state of the element increases.

Combustionnoun

A process where two chemicals are combined to produce heat.

Oxidationnoun

The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of being oxidized.

Combustionnoun

A process wherein a fuel is combined with oxygen, usually at high temperature, releasing heat.

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Oxidationnoun

the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

Combustionnoun

(figuratively) Violent agitation, tumult.

Oxidationnoun

the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized.

Combustionnoun

The state of burning.

Combustionnoun

The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.

‘Combustion results in common cases from the mutual chemical action and reaction of the combustible and the oxygen of the atmosphere, whereby a new compound is formed.’;

Combustionnoun

Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.

‘There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university.’; ‘But say from whence this new combustion springs.’;

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Combustionnoun

a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

Combustionnoun

a state of violent disturbance and excitement;

‘combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable’;

Combustionnoun

the act of burning something;

‘the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance’;

Combustion

Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke. Combustion does not always result in fire, because a flame is only visible when substances undergoing combustion vapourise, but when it does, a flame is a characteristic indicator of the reaction.

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