Subject: why does wet charcoal easily spontaneously combust?
Date: Wed Nov 17 13:30:07 1999
Posted by shari mcbride
Grade level: grad (science)
City: beaverton State/Province: or
Area of science: Chemistry
my neighbors house fire was recently attributed to stored charcoal that had
been out in the rain, and was drying in his attic. the fire dept said wet
charcoal easily self ignites. i donot understand what changes occur in the
charcoal to make this occur. can you explain? Thanks!
Re: why does wet charcoal easily spontaneously combust?
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