Glossary of Fuel Cell Terms - H - Heat of Combustion

Heat of Combustion

The heat of combustion (ΔHc0) is the energy released as heat when a compound undergoes complete combustion with oxygen. The chemical reaction is typically a hydrocarbon reacting with oxygen to form carbon dioxide, water and heat.

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