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Difference between flame and light

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1
    What's the difference between flame (due to fire) and photons?
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2


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    A flame is a collection of very excited gases that give off light and heat. Photons are what light is comprised of. They are small packets of light waves with a definite energy that is dependent on its frequency. Therefore a flame emits photons but isn't made from them, it consists of excited gas.
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