I'm learning on my own with Chemistry The Central Science, 13th ed. book. So far it's going well.
I've come across something I don't think I understand. I've googled and "stackechanged" with no avail.
How come a combustion generates no gas products? And in what circumstances? This is the bit of the book that left me wondering:
For a noob like me, it's counterintuitive that something "burns brilliantly in air" and only generate solid products.