• Combustion reaction is a reaction in which a substance reacts with oxygen gas, releasing energy in the form of light and heat.
  • Combustion reactions must involve O2 as one reactant.
  • The products of the combustion of hydrocarbons are carbon dioxide and water.
  • The combustion of hydrogen gas produces water vapor.
  • The Hindenburg was a hydrogen-filled airship that suffered an accident upon its attempted landing in New Jersey in 1937.
  • The hydrogen immediately combusted in a huge fireball, destroying the airship and killing 36 people.
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