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What happens to the fuel that you put into your car?

"Fuels react with oxygen to release energy. Complete combustion happens in a plentiful supply of air. Incomplete combustion occurs when the supply of air is limited. Complete combustion releases more energy than incomplete combustion. Incomplete combustion also creates carbon monoxide, and more soot. Several factors must be considered when choosing the best fuel for a particular purpose."

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 BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Combustion (2012) [online] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway_pre_2011/carbon_chem/7_using_carbon_fuels1.shtml [Accessed: 30/01/12].

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