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How does atom produce flame

  1. Sep 24, 2015 #1
    ..l am not talking about the color of flame... another thing some body says to me...that the flame is made form very hot photons. ..we know exciting atoms produce light ultraviolet gamma and infrared. ....but how atom produce flame......like an example a flammable gas.
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  3. Sep 24, 2015 #2


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    Whoever told you that a flame is made of very hot photons.... Either they don't know what they're talking about and you should stop listening to them or you misunderstood what they were saying.

    A flame is a cloud of very hot gas, so hot that it glows. Like any gas, it's made of atoms and molecules bouncing around. The heat comes from the chemical reactions involved in the combustion process.
  4. Sep 24, 2015 #3
    can you explain. how does atom produce fire or flame more specifically. ....
  5. Sep 24, 2015 #4


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    What Nugatory said. Fire is usually an oxidation process eg a fuel is reacted with oxygen in the air. The chemical reaction releases heat which makes the products of the reaction hot.
  6. Sep 24, 2015 #5


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  7. Sep 24, 2015 #6
    Hope this help
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