Combustion and Corrosion – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Combustion and Corrosion.

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combustion and corrosion worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Oxidation reactions
  • Corrosion of metals and preventing corrosion
  • Combustion of hydrocarbons
  • Complete and incomplete combustion
  • Combustion of metals
  • Uses of combustion
  • Fossil fuel combustion and global warming
  • Comparing combustion and corrosion
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 9 Science curriculum.
  • 8 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Define oxidation, corrosion and combustion.
  • ☑   Write the general chemical equation for a corrosion reaction between a metal and oxygen.
  • ☑   Write the general chemical equation for complete combustion of hydrocarbons.
  • ☑   Differentiate between complete and incomplete combustion.
  • ☑   Give examples of combustion reactions involving metals.
  • ☑   Discuss the link between combustion and global warming.
  • ☑   Describe methods for preventing the corrosion of metals.
  • ☑   Compare combustion and corrosion, including speed of reaction and energy.


This resource is also included in the Year 9 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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