Subject: Does an electrical arc spark need air to happen?
Date: Fri Apr 11 08:59:23 2003
Posted by Daniel
Grade level: 7-9
School: Sh'ma Yisrael Yeshiva
City: Traverse City State/Province: Michigan
Area of science: Chemistry
Can an electrical spark occur in a vacuum? This question arises from an
argument about whether or not an electrical arc between two pieces of metal
across an opening (such as when a light switch is turned on or off) is or is not
considered "fire", as fire needs fuel to burn.
Re: Does an electrical arc spark need air to happen?
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