# Combustion without hydrogen [closed]

Is there any fuels without hydrogen that will combust. My friend believes there might be and do to my experience I have never heard of one. Please explain and if u can show a balanced equation of this combustion.

• Other then base element's suck as sulphate. – Liam Molyneux Aug 27 '15 at 2:52
• And carbon and iron and magnesium and... Why would elements be special? Would steel count than? Your friend is quite wrong... – Jon Custer Aug 27 '15 at 2:58
• Cyanogen seems to be an example ($\ce{(CN)2 + O2 -> 2CO + N2}$). Check this paper, it briefly discusses the reaction. Despite not being open access, the first page is available - and it contains only one page... – Molx Aug 27 '15 at 3:20
• Prior to electricity, most households were heated by burning solid fuel known as coal (which is basically carbon). Does that count? – Ivan Neretin Aug 27 '15 at 7:47
• Fuels like coal are made out of carbon hydrogen chains – Liam Molyneux Aug 28 '15 at 17:21