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Victoria Lakota Ostrovsky-Redner

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Why is fire hot?
« on: 12/07/2010 08:30:02 »
Victoria Lakota Ostrovsky-Redner  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi  I'm Victoria Lakota and I am eight years old.

Why Is fire hot?

THANK YOU.

What do you think?
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Offline lightarrow

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Why is fire hot?
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2010 14:26:05 »
Since you are 8 y.o. I won't use complex concepts so I'll have to be simplistic.
Fire, at least the common kind, comes from a chemical reactions which frees gas molecules and a lot of energy. This energy is responsible for the hot: all molecules of the flame moves quick and so the flame's temperature is high. The quicker they move, the hotter the fire.
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Why is fire hot?
« Reply #2 on: 28/07/2010 15:34:17 »
Since you are 8 y.o. I won't use complex concepts so I'll have to be simplistic.
Fire, at least the common kind, comes from a chemical reactions which frees gas molecules and a lot of energy. This energy is responsible for the hot: all molecules of the flame moves quick and so the flame's temperature is high. The quicker they move, the hotter the fire.
Bye!

In one sentence, energy is being formed and released by the reaction of a chemical process...
 

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Why is fire hot?
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/2010 11:23:25 »
It is hot because of the active matters taking place inside it.
 

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