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Combustion

Combustion or burning is a complex sequence of chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat or both heat and light in the form of either a glow or flames.

Rapid combustion is a form of combustion in which large amounts of heat and light energy are released.

This often occurs as a fire.

This is used in a form of machinery, such as internal combustion engines, and in thermobaric weapons.

Combustion is double replacement, on the other hand a chemical reaction is single replacement.

Slow combustion is a form of combustion which takes place at low temperatures.

Respiration is an example of slow combustion.

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