It is a chemical process in which

substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light


Example 1

When Coal (containing Carbon) is burnt in air, it reacts with oxygen present in air to produce Carbon Dioxide, heat and light


Example 2

When Magnesium ribbon  is burnt in air, it reacts with oxygen in air to produce Magnesium Oxide + Heat + Light



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Substance + Oxygen Heat + Light Process is called Combustion Examples of Combustion Coal burning in air Coal + Oxygen Combustion Carbon Dioxide + Heat + Light (From Air) Magnesium Ribbon burning in air Magnesium + Oxygen Combustion Magnesium Oxide + Heat + Light (From Air)

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