Flame electrons and ion

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why would a flame contain electrons and ions??
 

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Dr. Courtney
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Combustion is a breaking of bonds and a re-arranging of atoms and moleules into lower energy bond states.

Ions and electrons are intermediate steps in that process.
 
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Drakkith
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The high temperature of the flame will partially ionize a small percentage of the molecules, giving you free electrons and ions.
 
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thank you
 

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