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  1. DeathandGrim

    DeathandGrim Contributing Member

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    Carbon Question

    Discussion in 'Research' started by DeathandGrim, May 4, 2014.

    Quick question in chemistry. I'm developing a magic spell that's used frequently by a mage character called Carbon Ignition, in which he snaps his fingers and instantly ignites carbon based entities.

    Does everything made of carbon burn?
     
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    No. Let me see if I can find a good reference for you.
     
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    Alrighty thanks! :)
     
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    Diamond is made of carbon and does not burn (under normal circumstances). I could be wrong here, but I think pretty much anything solid can be made to burn under special conditions (sufficiently high heat, oxygen, appropriate pressure). I think that you are safe in assuming that under normal conditions the great majority of carbon compounds as solid form will burn. But of course, there will be exceptions.... A lot of things will melt rather than burn though due to heat.
     

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