# Anatomy of combustion

I don't understand how energy is released in combustion. We have a reaction of a combustible material with oxygen and this releases energy. In what form is this energy released? It should be some waves or a medium in which the energy is released! And I suppose that released energy causes the products of the combustion to have extremely high kinetic energy (ie. temperature), right? Anyway, can you answer me please.

• I Googled combustion energy and was sent to the Wikipedia entry Heat of combustion. What searches have you done that failed to bring results? – Kyle Kanos Nov 25 '15 at 11:24
• I 've been to that webpage, it doesn't answer my question. Have you read my question in full, or you just spotted two words, combustion and heat? – ergon Nov 25 '15 at 12:20
• I saw the question In what form is this energy released? & then did the Google search. That page clearly states that energy is released as heat, so I made my comment. – Kyle Kanos Nov 25 '15 at 12:27
• I STILL do not have the answer I am after. What is heat? How is it released? In what way? Is it waves? – ergon Nov 25 '15 at 19:00
• en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat – Kyle Kanos Nov 25 '15 at 19:06