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Is oxygen flammable?


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Answered 2017-09-21 07:27:11

No. Oxygen cannot burn on its own. But many materials will burn given sufficient heat and oxygen to allow them to combust, even fire-resistant materials.

The process of burning is simple oxidation (like rust) but at a much faster rate. Almost every material gives off heat when it oxidizes, and this supports further combustion. Some materials will also vaporize when heated, increasing the ability of oxygen to react with them.

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Answered 2012-08-12 13:12:05

Oxygen is extremely flamable

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