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What happens if i burn a magnet?

What happens if i burn a magnet? they allways seemed strange in nature, so i was just wondering so i don't have to burn one myself.

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caarntedd3 years ago
A fairy dies.
The Dark Lord (author)  caarntedd2 years ago
HA! Best sense of humor.
monsterlego3 years ago
So your getting someone else do it for you. lol

-ML-
The Dark Lord (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
No, i'm just saying somewhere, there is a 25 year old [or so] guy/girl who, in their teens burned a magnet.

Do you know this 25 year old [or so] guy/girl?

L
The Dark Lord (author)  lemonie2 years ago
Nay. I'm just saying....
Ahhh...
jj.inc3 years ago
I am doing it right now
It did absolutely nothing.
If you get it hot enough it will lose its magnetic pull
Vyger3 years ago
If you take a hard drive and put it into a wood stove thats got a nice hot fire going interesting things happen. The aluminum melts and flows around the hot coals. The steal and other metals do not melt because they do not get hot enough. So the magnets remain intact and sometimes get inbeded into the melted aluminum but they are no longer magnets. The heat randomizes the atoms so they no longer form a magnetic field. But it looks really cool. If you mount it on a nice piece of cedar you can give it to a tech person as a trophy celebrating a really bad screwup.

"The melted drive award"

Want to know what happens when you burn a computer?
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seandogue3 years ago
If you literally burn a magnet, you get a pile of oxidized metal. Nothing special there.

As Ideanator noted (an expounding the point), if you heat it up beyond a certain point, (and presuming that's done outside a strong external magnetic field) it will demagnetize, since the metal is no longer able to hold the alignment of the individual atoms.
They demagnetise, usually.