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Combustion of alkanes

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Alkanes

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Specification Notes

Alkanes are used as fuels.
Combustion of alkanes and other organic compounds can be complete or incomplete.
The internal combustion engine produces a number of pollutants including NOx, CO, carbon and unburned hydrocarbons.
These gaseous pollutants from internal combustion engines can be removed using catalytic converters.
Combustion of hydrocarbons containing sulfur leads to sulfur dioxide that causes air pollution.

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