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Oindrila Mukherjee from SHREE SWAMINAYAYAN GURUKUL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 21/3/11

 Why are carbon and its compounds used as a fuel for most applications?

Vikram Rao From Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, added an answer, on 21/3/11
11 helpful votes in Science

 because when they are burned in the presence of oxygen it give lots of heat and light  

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Aditya Kumar From Delhi Public School, B.s.city, added an answer, on 21/3/11
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 Carbon & its compounds are formed by strong covalent bonds.. they are so strong that covalent compounds can 't be broken by heating.. so, when they are used as a fuel, they provide more amount of energy in the form of heat & light.

moreover, they have a high calorific value too!

hopw it helps!

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Satyajit Mohanty From Xyz.., added an answer, on 21/3/11
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When carbon is heated in presence of excess of air or oxygen, it forms Carbon Dioxide. During its formation, a large amount of heat and light are released. Furthermore , once ignited carbon and its compounds keep on burning without needing additional heat energy. Hence, carbon and its compounds are used as fuels in most applications..

Hope this helps !!!

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Oindrila Mukherjee From Shree Swaminayayan Gurukul, added an answer, on 21/3/11

 thanx!

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Vikram Rao From Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, added an answer, on 21/3/11
11 helpful votes in Science

 thumbs up plzzzzzz if it helps you

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