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Is fire matter or energy?

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Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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It is neither!. It is "plasma".

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It is?  Thanks.

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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But isn't plasma matter? 

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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Because plasma is sometimes considered as the fourth state of matter.

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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So...fire is matter?

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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Einstein's famous equation \(E=mc^2\) tells us that matter is equivalent to energy, and so does the other way around, in this case, fire is rising air with oxidizing chemicals in them, since it is made out of gas molecules (i.e. matter), it is an alternative form of energy.

It is easy to misintepret that fire is a kind of plasma because of its similarities and uniqueness, but in reality, although fire does ionize atoms, due to the lack of temperature and energy intensity unlike welding arcs and lightnings, most of the atoms are just in the form of heated gas rather than a plasma.

Conclusion: It is both matter, energy, and partial plasma but mostly gaseous.

Jeffes02  Aug 21, 2017
edited by Jeffes02  Aug 21, 2017
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Thank you! You are a genius! You should be a scientist (or are you one already?). But I have to say... I skipped most of your explanation and looked at your conclusion...laugh 

And are you related to Albert Einstein? 

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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I wish I could give you more likes...

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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I studied particle physics for three years, I might aswell be classified as a "scientist" if you want so.

(How dare you skip over my explanation XD)

Jeffes02  Aug 21, 2017
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Lol...I'll read it now. Thanks :)

Gh0sty15  Aug 21, 2017
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Yeah, he’s related to Einstein – the same way a turkey is related to Einstein. 

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I read it all fascinating is it not?

Deathrises101  Aug 22, 2017

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