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

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Carbon and its compounds undergo combustion to produce heat, the amount of heat released can be handled and used so they are used as fuels for most applications. 

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Most of the carbon compounds give a lot of heat and light when burnt in air. Saturated hydrocarbons burn with a clean flame and no smoke is produced. The carbon compounds, used as a fuel, have high calorific values. Therefore, carbon and its compounds are used as fuels for most applications.

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