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Offline Raghavendra

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What State of matter is Fire?
« Reply #25 on: 12/04/2009 08:54:27 »
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« Reply #26 on: 17/04/2009 10:47:20 »
The ancient Greeks and alchemists thought that fire was an element. They also considered earth, air, and water to be elements. However, the modern definition of an element defines it by the number of protons a pure substance possesses. Fire is made up of many different substances, so it is not an element.

For the most part, fire is a mixture of hot gases. Flames are the result of a chemical reaction, primarily between oxygen in air and a fuel, such as wood or propane. In addition to other products, the reaction produces carbon dioxide, steam, light, and heat. If the flame is hot enough, the gases are ionized and become yet another state of matter: plasma.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 02/04/2010 01:01:26 »
Earth Wind Fire Water, some may say are elements
 

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« Reply #29 on: 02/04/2010 19:41:15 »
Earth Wind Fire Water, some may say are elements
Yes, but they haven't studied chemistry...
 

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« Reply #30 on: 19/05/2010 04:38:05 »
The flame itself produces light...
photons can ONLY be created from matter...
therefore, the flame has to be categorized within one of the states of MATTER...solid, liquid, gas, or plasma... i would say it is a combination of all of them.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 19/05/2010 19:25:23 »
I just checked the flame on my gas cooker. There's not a shed-full of solid or liquid there.
Fire still remains a process rather than a thing.
 

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