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Explosive Combustion Essay

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What is explosive combustion? what causes it to occur? Describe the potential of explosive combustion-what events may occur that often have fatal results? I about 200-300 words. Attachments
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Explosive Combustion

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Explosive combustion occurs when gases expand at a rapid rate. An explosive combustion is caused by a chemical reaction involving a fuel and oxidizer. The energy released during this chemical reaction is in the form of heat and a pressure wave. The pressure wave varies depending on the type of reaction in the fuel and oxidizer mixture. It may be a detonation or a deflagration. A detonation reaction propagates at the speed of sound, producing a shock wave. Examples of this include dynamite and blasting agents. Deflagration reactions propagate below the speed of sound, and... Attachments
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What is the context of this question? Is it for an internal combustion engine or just explosive combustion in general?
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Explosive combustion occurs when gases expand at a rapid rate. An explosive combustion is caused by a chemical reaction involving a fuel and oxidizer. The energy released during this chemical reaction is in the form of heat and a pressure wave. The pressure wave varies depending on the type of reaction in the fuel and oxidizer mixture. It may be a detonation or a deflagration. A detonation reaction propagates at the speed of sound, producing a shock wave. Examples of this include dynamite and blasting agents. Deflagration reactions propagate below the speed of sound, and occur from combustible agents such as gas and gunpowder. A typical oxidizer encountered by firefighters is atmospheric air, which is 21% oxygen. An explosion differs from slow combustion in that the fuel and oxidizer have mixed prior to combustion. For instance, a piece of wood will burn because it is a carbon fuel that is only getting oxygen at its surface. However, saw dust blown into the air and ignited will explode. This is because the oxidizer and fuel are in a mixture which allows the carbon based fuel and oxygen based oxidizer to quickly form CO2 bonds and heat. This is also known as an exothermic reaction. This same theory holds true for any Carbon (wood/paper) or Hydrocarbon (Propane/Gasoline/Diesel/etc.) based fuel when mixed with an oxidizer. Everyday objects that could create fatal chemical combustion explosions are prevalent. One such occurrence could be gas that is spilled and evaporates into the air. Another would be a propane tank that is heated faster than the pressure relief valve can purge the pressure of the expanding flammable gas, the vessel would eventually rupture and quickly react to the surrounding air.
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