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What is a fuel ? Define calorific value of a fuel. Give the characteristics of a good fuel.

What is a fuel ?
Define calorific value of a fuel.
Give the characteristics of a good fuel.

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
A fuel is a substance which gives heat on burning. Calorific value is the amount of heat energy produced on complete combustion of 1 kg of fuel. It is expressed as KJ/Kg. Characteristics of a good fuel are – It should have high calorific value. It should not leave ash behind. It should be easy to store, transport and handle. It should have convenient ignition temperature.

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