Although wood has a very high calorific value, we still discourage its use as a fuel. Explain.

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 8

The burning of wood has several disadvantages. These are:
  • The burning of wood produces a lot of smoke which causes respiratory diseases.
  • The cutting down of trees to obtain wood as fuel leads to deforestation which is very harmful to the environment.
  • Trees provide us with many-useful substances. To obtain wood, when trees are cut down, then all useful substances which can be obtained from trees are lost.
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