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What are the products obtained after the combustion of methane called?


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Combustion:

  • “A chemical process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give off heat is called combustion.”
  • The substances which burn in the air are called combustible.

Combustion of methane:

  • When methane is burnt in the air, it produces carbon dioxideCO2 and water H2O.
  • The chemical reaction can be depicted as:

CH4(g)+2O2(g)CO2(g)+2H2O(g)+heat+light


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