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Why are carbon and its compounds used as fuels for most applications?




Carbon and its compounds have a lot of energy stored in the bonds , so when these compounds undergo combustion i.e. burning in presence of air (oxygen), a lot of this energy is released in the form of heat

Hence, carbon  compounds act as very good fuels.

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