The scientific name for burning is "combustion." In most cases oxygen from the air combines with some material that can burn. This produces heat. If the process takes place rapidly, we may see flames or an intense glow which is called fire.
Chemically during combustion, two atoms of oxygen from the air combine with one atom of carbon from the fuel to form carbon dioxide.
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An understanding of how fires burn is essential if a fire is to be extinguished. The three (3) major elements of fire are: a) air; b) heat; and, c) fuel. All three of these elements inter-re…
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