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Is it possible to separate the 3 elements in cloth Carbon,oxygen and Hydrogen

  1. Sep 3, 2010 #1
    is it possible to separate the 3 elements in cloth Carbon,oxygen and Hydrogen without wetting it? Gas? Sound waves? Making the elements heavier?
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2010 #2
    Burn it?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2010 #3

    alxm

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    This question is too bizarre.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2010 #4
    Burning does not break all bonds between atoms.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2010 #5

    Borek

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    10 kK should do the trick.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2010 #6
    without burning it
     
  8. Sep 4, 2010 #7

    Borek

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    Heating and burning are two different things.

    Looks like you are looking for a simple answer to complicated question. Simple answer is "no".
     
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  9. Sep 4, 2010 #8
    Well if you heat it sufficiently, it will dry. So if you can collect the moisture, you can make hydrolysis.

    By carbon, you mean pure carbon? Graphite and diamond? You want to crystallize carbon from cloth?
     
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