Combustion of Hydrocarbon in Pure Oxygen

  • Explain the basic concepts of combustion chemistry, the thermodynamic reasons that make a combustion reaction possible, and the factors that affect the reaction rate.

  • Execute simple calculations for the preliminary design of burners and combustion chambers, using the results of simple theories and empirical correlations in analytic form.

For example, for the stoichiometric combustion of methane in oxygen:

\[CH_4 + 2 O_2 \rightarrow CO_2 + 2 H_2O\]

Solved Examples

Solved Example:


For combustion of a fuel, following is essential:

Correct Answer: D

Solved Example:


One kg of carbon requires $\dfrac{4}{3}$ kg of Oxygen and produces \underline{\hspace{3cm}} kg of carbon monoxide gas.

Correct Answer: D