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What state of matter is fire?

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According to the US Department of Energy, fire is not a state of matter but is a form of energy. Fire is a combination of heat and light energy with small amounts of sound.

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There are four different states of matter which include solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Solids, including steel and dry ice, have a very distinct shape and volume, while liquids, like oil and water, take the shape of their containers. A gas does not have a definite shape or volume. Examples of gases include air and oxygen. Plasma, including stars, also does not have a definite volume or shape, but it does possess unique properties.

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