Why doesn't coal have a flame?

  1. Wood burns with flame but coal does not. Why?
     
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  3. SteamKing

    SteamKing 9,902
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    You sure about that?
     
  4. tiny-tim

    tiny-tim 26,041
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    imitation coal fires have imitation flames :wink:

    (i can see one from my little bowl! o:))
     
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