|MadSci Network: Physics|
While reading about Dr. Tesla and his work when in Colorado, I began to wonder if his claims about causing a flame to be produce while oscillating air was factual. I have always been told that Nitrogen was too inert to burn. However, Dr. Tesla stated that when the proper voltage and frequency was applied, the nitrogen and oxygen in the air would produce a flame in excess of 65ft. While charging air to separate its components isnt new, producing flame out of "thin air" is definitly an interesting concept. If it were to be as simple as a Tesla coil which produced a spark of the correct frequency and voltage, while in an enclosed chamber, and under the hood of my old cherokee. I might be inclined to wind the copper myself.
Re: Is it possible to excite nitrogen to a state that it will rapidly oxidize?
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