Asked in Elements and Compounds
Elements and Compounds
Why does fire need oxygen to burn?
January 09, 2016 7:57PM
Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen and some flammable substance. For example, when you burn methane, the main component of natural gas the equation is:
CH4 + 2O2 --> CO2 + 2H2O
Asked in Chemistry
Why does blowing air on a fire make it burn better?
Asked in Science
Does oxygen make something burn?
No it doesn't make something burn. But if something is already burning, it supports the burning. In the fire triangle, which is what makes a fire, it says that you need fuel, oxygen, and something else, that I tend to forget. So, technically, oxygen does make something burn, because you need that oxygen to help it and if you don't have that then it won't burn. So, I say yes, it does.
What is in oxygen that makes the fire burn better?
Asked in Science, Elements and Compounds
How does oxygen distribute fire?