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What Is Fire?

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Published on Aug 3, 2015

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Why does fire burn? What's the chemistry and physics of a flame? This week, learn about the beautiful science happening inside a flame!

Michael Faraday's Christmas lectures on candle chemistry:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/c...
http://www.bartleby.com/30/7.html

Flames in space:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/...

Richard Feynman talking about fire:
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/...

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