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Unsaturated carbon compounds on combustion give:


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Combustion:

  • A chemical process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give off heat is called combustion.

Unsaturated carbon compound:

  • Unsaturated hydrocarbons are organic compounds that consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms with a double or a triple bond between two adjacent carbon atoms.
  • Examples of unsaturated carbon compounds are alkenes as well as alkynes.
  • Unsaturated carbon compounds give a flame with unburnt or partially burnt carbon particles as they do not burn completely.
  • Such a flame is yellow in color with lots of black soot which is very polluting.

Unsaturated carbon compounds on combustion give a yellow sooty flame.


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