Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 18 of Short Answer Type Questions-Pg-148

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How is charcoal prepared? Explain why, charcoal is a better fuel than wood.

Charcoal is a lightweight, black residue, consisting of carbon and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow process-the heating of wood in the absence of oxygen.

Charcoal is better fuel than wood because: When the same amount of charcoal and wood are burnt, charcoal produces almost twice the heat produced by wood. Charcoal produces much less smoke than wood. Charcoal is a compact fuel that is more convenient to handle than wood.

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