Definitions for "Incomplete combustion"
combustion reaction or process that does not convert all of the fuel's carbon and hydrogen into carbon dioxide and water, respectively. For example, incomplete combustion of carbon produces carbon monoxide.
Improper air/fuel mixture or inadequate temperatures resulting in less than complete burning of fuel. May produce aldehydes and/or carbon monoxide.
Incomplete reaction during combustion that either yields stable intermediate products or leaves residual starting reagents in an end product