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What happens when oxygen and a hydrocarbon react together?

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February 12, 2015 8:55PM

Hydrocarbons are burned.

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December 18, 2014 7:10AM

Generally, the hydrocarbon undergoes a combustion reaction, forming water and carbon dioxide. The water formed may be in the form of water vapour. But in the case where oxygen is limited, the hydrocarbon may under incomplete combustion, forming a gaseous mixture of water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

A hydrocarbon reacting with oxygen means burning the hydrocarbon. When hydrocarbons are burned, the oxides of the compound elements, such as CO2,H2O are formed. If the hydrocarbon contain elements like Nitrogen, sulfur, etc oxides of them can be formed.

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December 18, 2014 7:10AM

A hydrocarbon reacting with oxygen means burning the hydrocarbon. When hydrocarbons are burned, the oxides of the compound elements, such as CO2,H2O are formed. If the hydrocarbon contain elements like Nitrogen, sulfur, etc oxides of them can be formed.

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December 18, 2014 3:01AM

Generally, the hydrocarbon undergoes a combustion reaction, forming water and carbon dioxide. The water formed may be in the form of water vapour. But in the case where oxygen is limited, the hydrocarbon may under incomplete combustion, forming a gaseous mixture of water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen.