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quote:Anyway, in what way is oxygen "flammable"?
quote:It`s derived by burning hidrogen
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverquote:It`s derived by burning hidrogen Is it?
quote:I'm out of my depth here. I think I'll go back to the non-chemistry forums now.)
quote:Originally posted by Solvay_1927And when H reacts with O, doesn't it just "pop" rather than burn with a flame? So the burning of the Hindenberg was the burning of the materials making up the airship, ignited by the "pop".
quote:The original question betrays a fundamental lack of understanding ...
quote:Well that's you told, Eth! Posting a question that you don't already know the answer to! Honestly! Go to the back of the class!
quote:Originally posted by harryneildI think that when two really reactive elements are reacted together there is such a strong bond that it is very hard to break. This is the same for water. Hydrogen and oxygen form strong bonds when reacted and therefore create a rather inert compound because there are few, if any, elements that could displace either the hydrogen or oxygen. Plumbing tape has Fluorine in it which is amongst the most reactive elements yet the tape is known and used for its ability to not react with water or corrode etc.