Answer to Question #67362 in Biochemistry for anneke

Question #67362
It is well known in the mini -bus taxi industry that pouring sugar into the fuel tank of rival taxi vehicles will disable their engine. Sugar is mostly carbon and it burns readily, explain why it causes a problem on a molecular level.
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Expert's answer
2017-04-13T10:45:04-0400
Sugar is insoluble in gasoline. Therefore, once appeared in the engine, sugar granules just accumulate there causing and chocking it. And when sugar enters fuel injector, it plugs it preventing fuel flow.

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