Why are carbon and its compounds used as a fuel for most applications?
because when they are burned in the presence of oxygen it give lots of heat and light
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!
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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..
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