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Homework Help: Hydrogen & hydrocarbon fuels

  1. Feb 9, 2010 #1
    Hydrogen burning in a star breaks chemical bonds and rearranges atoms in all hydrocarbon fuels.


    True or false?




    Thanks!! =)
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2010 #2

    chemisttree

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    What kind of hydrogen 'burning' do you think is going on in a star? Is it the same as burning a hydrocarbon in air?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2010 #3
    I have no idea. That was just a true/false question on our homework assignment, yet I don't even fully understand what it implies.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2010 #4

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    Read http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/EarthScience/Geology/OilandGas/FormationHydrocarbon/HowOilandGas/HowOilandGas.htm" [Broken] and tell me if you think the atoms of hydrocarbons are broken and rearranged by the action of a star burning hydrogen.
     
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