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Kerosene Oil

  1. May 11, 2004 #1
    Why doesn't kerosene oil catch fire when it is in bottle?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 13, 2004 #2

    I can gaurantee you if I light some kerosene it will ignite. Why oh why would you ever drop a match into a bottle of it? That's asking for a melted face. My guess would be insufficient oxygen to carry the reaction any further.
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