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Subject: What exactly IS fire?

Date: Thu Dec 5 20:29:09 2002
Posted by Sally Henderson
Grade level: 7-9 School: Faith Christian
City: San Diego State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1039138149.Ch

I see a candle burning, but what exactly is that light and heat coming from? 
Is it a chemical reaction, and if so, to what? Or is it an element in a class 
of it's own? or is it just something completely different?

Re: What exactly IS fire?

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