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About Combustion

About Combustion

Use the resources on your About Combustion student esheet to find answers to the questions on this sheet.

How Care Engines Work: Internal Combustion
Why is a car engine an internal combustion engine rather than an external combustion engine?

 

What are the four strokes in the combustion engine in this article?

 

Describe how these four strokes work.

 

Energy: The Quick Tour
What is it in the combustion process that causes gas to expand

 

How does the transformation of thermal energy into mechanical energy in a car engine differ from the transformation of thermal energy into mechanical energy in a power plant, which is an external combustion system?

 

The Conservation of Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
What is the first law of thermodynamics?

 

Where does the energy from the combustion process go?

 

Combustion Reaction
What is happening in this chemical reaction?

 

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