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Thread: Can we freeze the "fire" and store it in Refrigrator?

  1. #1 Can we freeze the "fire" and store it in Refrigrator? 
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    I mean , literally, I want to store it in my refrigrator for future. Is it feasible idea?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    I mean , literally, I want to store it in my refrigrator for future. Is it feasible idea?
    No.


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    Im not a chemist, but I think fire is a chemical reaction (or the result of a chemical reaction), usually triggered by a given high temperature for a given type of matter. I think the energy causes atoms/molecules to detatch from the main object/substance and in the process creates more heat that causes nearby matter to dissociate as well. Maybe the flames are atoms from the combustible thing that is burning that are emitted (some gas?) while other atoms are probably flying away as smoke. Look up wikipedia, they probably have a better explanation.

    (The best you can do is stop the fire and store the matter that is burning, and ignite it later on, but you dont need a refrigerator)
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    I keep my frozen fire in the same compartment as the dehydrated water.

    For fire to exist three things are NECESSARY: fuel, oxidant and heat.
    Freezing removes one of those - surprisingly that one is heat.
    Ergo, no it's not possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    I mean , literally, I want to store it in my refrigrator for future. Is it feasible idea?
    No.
    Ok.
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    Go outside when the temperature is below freezing, light a match, and watch what happens.

    It doesn't freeze.

    If you arrest the combustion process, you don't get frozen fire. You just stop the reaction and the fire goes out.
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    What's the actual "flame" part of the fire made of?

    I've never thought about it before.
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    A visible flame is due to the exothermic oxidation of the fuel vapour. The colour is due to the black-body radiation of the gas at the high temperature resulting from the exothermic reaction along with emission due to electronic transitions in species present in the flame (e.g. C2 and CH for hydrocarbon fuels). These electronic transitions are the reason "flame tests" work.
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    The fire energy reaction with the oxidation of the tire cannot take place at extreem lowered temp. I has freezed a tire and then tried to ngite tit. and th flambe was bigger but not smoke. (FM)
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