Why are carbon and its compounds used as fuels for most applications?
Carbon and its compounds give large amount of heat on combustion due to high percentage of carbon and hydrogen. Carbon compounds used as fuel have optimum ignition temperature with high calorific values and are easy to handle. Their combustion can e controlled. Therefore, carbon and its compounds are used as fuels.
Carbon and its compounds are used as fuels for numerous applications, as they release a lot of heat energy when burned in air.