I just love this blue flame I get out of my Value Hardwood Lump Charcoal.
I have a question for you science nerds out there.
Let me set the question over the baseline first. I am 100% convinced that this is not fire, but plasma. Fire is flammable gases burning because they have become hot enough to reach their flashpoint and there is enough oxygen present to create an endothermic reaction. Plasma is gases that have been super energized to the point that the electrons of each atom have broken free of their center nucleus creating heat and light. Plasma is the fourth state of matter. Solid, liquid, gas, plasma. Are you following me so far? I've come to the interpretation that this blue flame is actually plasma because I make my charcoal through a method using line of sight and my standard is no smoke no flame. Solids don't burn. Only gases burn. Solids oxidize. If there's no smoke, and there isn't any fire burning up the smoke; how then could my charcoal be on fire if there's nothing left to burn. The only reaction left to happen is oxidization. My idea is that the atmospheric gases being drawn from the bottom of my charcoal chimney are becoming hot enough to have the super energized characteristic we call plasma.
Is this blue flame fire or plasma? I'm interested to hear what you think. #blueflame#fire#charcoal#flame#hardwoodlumpcharcoal#energy#science#sciencenerd#entrepreneur#businessmaninbluejeans#biomass#bioenergy#tlud#diy#boise#idahome#idaho#grilling#bbq#education#personalgrowth#thinking#think@exohauler_official@peterson_derek