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www.quora.com/Why-does-wood-burn-Why-doesnt-metal-burn

Common misconception. Most metals can burn. In fact, it burns very hot, and is very difficult to put out. Metal fires are not a fun thing to deal with. The reason you rarely see metals burn is because the air can't get inside it. The surface layer...

science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/fire1.htm

The char is what you buy when you buy charcoal. Charcoal is wood that has been heated to remove nearly all of the volatile gases and leave behind the carbon. That is why a charcoal fire burns with no smoke. The actual burning of wood then happens in two separate reactions:

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Normally soft wood would burn fastest. It actually depends on the density of the wood and the amount of pitch or sap still held by the wood. For instance, soft woods such as pin and cedar, when ...

www.answers.com/Q/Why_does_wood_burn

Technically wood does not burn...It rapidly oxidizes, the gas given off by that oxidation actually burns. wood acts as a fuel witch burns better because its often dry. a fire needs 3 things to ...

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The smoke that you see in burning wood or paper is actually a bunch of hydrocarbons that are freed from the surface of the wood. When the heat reaches about 300 degrees F, that’s when they start evaporating. Any higher than that and they’re going to catch fire. But when you burn charcoal, you don’t see much fire since charcoal is pure carbon.

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In burning wood, the fuel really isn't the wood, but rather small molecules that are released from the wood's surface, as gases, when the wood is heated. It's these gases that react with oxygen in the air to produce the combustion products and heat.

www2.fiskars.com/.../Wood-Preparing/Best-Burning-Woods-for-Your-Fires

Keep in mind these tips about the woods that burn best: Seasoned Wood:The secret to a good fire, say the experts, is wood that has been seasoned for more than a year. In the case of oak, you’ll want to season the wood at least two years, sometimes longer. Much of the wood for sale now is actually green, and needs another year to season.

www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/a20705861/kinds-of-wood-not-to-burn

Burning driftwood, oleander, or painted or treated wood can release toxic or harmful chemicals into the air. Soft wood, green wood, and big wood will produce substandard fires. Burning non-local ...

www.artofmanliness.com/articles/a-beginners-guide-to-pyrography-aka-woodburning

You can really use any wood for your pyrography project. Soft woods will burn at lower temps, while harder woods will take a very hot pen. The piece in the picture is pine — very easy to work with. To prep your wood, if it’s a “raw” piece like this, you’ll want to sand it very well, and also decide which way you want the grain.

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Walnut is one of those types of wood that are great all the way around. Walnut is a hardwood which means it is dense and durable. This equates to the wood burning longer without needing more added to the fire. But this wood is also known for burning really well in a woodstove. It is also known for putting off very little smoke. 12. Yew