## What is the formula for incomplete combustion?

hydrocarbon + oxygen → carbon monoxide + carbon + water Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas, which is one reason why complete combustion is preferred to incomplete combustion.

What are the products of incomplete combustion?

If there is a shortage of air (oxygen), incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons takes place. Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide and/or carbon (soot).

What is an example of an incomplete combustion reaction?

An example of incomplete combustion would be burning coal (a fossil fuel), during which quantities of soot and carbon monoxide are released. In fact, many fossil fuels—including coal—burn incompletely, releasing waste products into the environment.

### What is the product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels?

Carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas resulting from incomplete combustion of fossil fuel burning. It is a product of the incomplete burning of carbon in fuels from automobiles, buses, trucks, small engines, boilers and some industrial processes.

What is the balanced equation for the incomplete combustion of propane?

The equation for incomplete combustion of propane is: 2 C3H8 + 9 O2 → 4 CO2 + 2 CO + 8 H2O + Heat. If not enough oxygen is present for complete combustion, incomplete combustion occurs. The result of incomplete combustion is, once again, water vapour, carbon dioxide and heat.

What is the general equation for a combustion reaction?

The reaction typically gives off heat and light as well. The general equation for a complete combustion reaction is: Fuel + O2 → CO2 + H2O. The burning of charcoal is a combustion reaction.

#### What products are formed from the incomplete combustion of an alkane?

Incomplete combustion occurs when there is a limited supply of oxygen. Carbon (soot), carbon monoxide, and water are produced.

What is produced from incomplete burning of fuel such as petrol and diesel?

Incomplete combustion of fuel such as petrol and diesel gives carbon monoxide.

What happens with complete vs incomplete combustion?

Complete combustion takes place in the presence of a sufficient amount of oxygen while an incomplete combustion reaction takes place when there is an insufficient amount of oxygen supply.