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

  1. A fuel is a substance that gives heat on burning.
  2. Calorific value is the amount of heat energy produced on complete combustion of 1 kg of fuel. It is expressed as KJ/Kg.
  3. Characteristics of a good fuel are –

(a) It should have a high calorific value.

(b) It should not leave ash behind.
(c) It should be easy to store, transport and handle.
(d) It should have a convenient ignition temperature. 


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Updated on: 16-Mar-2023


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