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flame Answered

what is flame? Is it gas ,solid or liquid?it can't be solid or liquid but it isn't realy gas eather... or is it?

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

It's a glowing hot smoke. =o)

Maybe I will give you a new definition tomorrow ;o)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

's true

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

Excuse me?!?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Goodness me, did I slip in an abbreviation? LOL Try "that is true, the flame is a plasma". I was agreeing with chooseusername.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

Despite you agreed with me, and according to the current content of Wikipedia, I should probably disagree with myself (and thus, with you too) ... =o/

The last time I've read about "fire" and "flame" (probably in an outdated book), it was defined as a "plasma".
But according to Wikipedia and Nasa, Goodhart gave a better definition.

Nasa :
... fire is not hot enough to create a plasma. Most flames are yellow. The main reason is that flames contain little bits of burned material--bits which later form its smoke--and they get hot enough to glow.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

And this was supposed to be a family site - ha! Very funny. But yes, plasma it is.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(physics) Plasma]

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

I was commenting on Kiteman's use of abbreviation.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Flame is the visible radiation of a swiftly occurring oxidation. It is also giving off IR, light to name one.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

So I described the process rather than name it.... pfffft.