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User avatar #131 - levelninetynine (11/27/2012) [-]
Or the gust could have increased the amount of oxygen in the immediate vicinity increasing the flame thus increasing the power of Charmander's ember and finally critically hitting Pideotto draining all of his/hers health points.
#141 to #131 - devout feminist (11/27/2012) [-]
Or it could always flood the fire with oxygen, which also causes fire to go out
User avatar #143 to #141 - levelninetynine (11/27/2012) [-]
Pure oxygen has a very high rate of combustion.
#173 to #143 - wheresthefudge (11/27/2012) [-]
Incorrect. Pure oxygen facilitates a high rate of combustion. Pure oxygen does not under normal circumstances combust.
You would need some sort of fuel source, hydrocarbons or hydrogen (some metals can oxidize violently as well such as magnesium, commonly used in fireworks).
You see, combustion is an example of an oxidation reaction (other oxidation reactions are those which occur in batteries, or the rusting of metals). Oxygen cannot oxidize itself, and thus, if you were to strike a match in a pure oxygen environment, it would burn violently for a very short period of time (due to the sulfur and other fuels on the matchstick) and then go out.
User avatar #213 to #173 - levelninetynine (11/28/2012) [-]
I'm sorry but I think I stated that wrong. I didn't mean to say it spontaneously combust but when you have a balloon full of pure oxygen and put a flame source next to it then it burns rapidly. That's why old people with oxygen tanks go boom when they smoke cigarettes. I may not understand what you're trying to say but to my understanding you're saying you need more compounds in the mixture in order to create an oxygen fueled explosion. I'm very interested in chemistry.
User avatar #132 to #131 - wheresthefudge (11/27/2012) [-]
Don't know if you've been around many fires of that size, but they don't tend to do that.
Now, if it were larger, perhaps.
User avatar #164 to #132 - voxseppo ONLINE (11/27/2012) [-]
User avatar #168 to #164 - wheresthefudge (11/27/2012) [-]
The difference: That child's experiment was done by adding oxygen in such a way that it would "rise" to the level of the flame. This is not a good approximation for a gust, which would extinguish the flame. In that experiment, he was likely adding pure oxygen as well. Air is only 29 (ish) % oxygen, with the rest being mostly Nitrogen (which is not flammable).
User avatar #169 to #168 - voxseppo ONLINE (11/27/2012) [-]
Indeed, I just like watching pure oxygen put shit on fire.
User avatar #137 to #132 - levelninetynine (11/27/2012) [-]
Just sharing whats going on in my imagination.
I know it's not very practical but it would be an interesting twist.
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