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Subject: why is oxygen important to fire?

Date: Mon Feb 25 17:25:47 2002
Posted by Calvin
Grade level: 10-12 School: Manito AHS
City: Chambersburg State/Province: PA Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1014675947.Ch

what is it about oxygen that makes it so important to the event of fire?  Is 
oxygen the only element that can feed a fire in such a way, or are there others 
which can replace it, but oxygen is simply the best/easiest/most-abondant?  
I've been wondering this for some time.

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