Combustion Theory

Learning objectives

  • Describe the basic chemical composition of fossil fuels
  • Describe how the three elements of the fire triangle and a sustained chemical reaction release stored chemical energy from the fuel

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the different types of fossil fuels commonly used in an industrial setting, and explain some characteristics of the fuels. In addition, you will be able to describe the elements and conditions that must be present in order for the combustion of fuel to take place.

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