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Why do things burn,or char? (Please answer by tommorow)

  1. Aug 27, 2010 #1
    I am so curious...does it have to do with the transfer of infared radiation?

    Not homework, pure scientific curiosity.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
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    This sounds like homework. What are your thoughts?
  4. Aug 28, 2010 #3


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    Then why does it have to be by tomorrow (actually today, by now)? :wink:
  5. Aug 28, 2010 #4


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    Not homework, but has a deadline? Right.

    Either way, it is a homework-type question, so you tell us what you think "burning" is and we'll tell you if you're close/right. Note, "why" is a pretty broad/unfocused question to ask, so regardless of if this is homework or not, you're really going to need to clarify what you are trying to investigate.
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