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SuperAgain December 6th, 2017 5:02am

Inspired by @JohnnyHancock’s poll... Is fire dry?

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SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
12/06/17 9:48 am

Ok, it is a trick question. Fire is essentially dry in all contexts. Scientifically, that water vapor does not “wet” anything in the flame. The flame is hot and hotter air can hold more water vapor without condensation, so you can’t even say that the fire is humid. The heat from the fire also dries the surrounding air and substances for the same reason. In layman’s terms it is as it seems... dry. 😉

SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
12/05/17 10:38 pm

I’ll raise the stakes a bit on this question. Fire is a rapid oxidation chemical reaction of a fuel in which the two primary products are Carbon Dioxide and Water. ...That’s right, fire is loaded with water. Does that change your answer? Fair warning: this could still be a trick question. 🤔

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
12/10/17 10:42 pm

🤔but water is not always wet, or atleast H20 is not always wet...


SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
12/11/17 9:09 am

Water in its liquid state can wet certain solid objects. In simple terms, it’s the solid object that gets wet from the water. This Wikipedia link might help explain the terminology: