If you burn charcoal in a closed room, could a lack of oxygen cause the fire to go out?
- Mike ALv 73 weeks ago
Eventually it will go out but if you are in the room with the fire, you would be long dead by then. With a a deficiency of oxygen carbon monoxide is formed but after the atmosphere becomes toxic the fire will continue to burn until the oxygen level falls to about 12-15% when it will go out (air contains about 21% oxygen).
- Roger the MoleLv 73 weeks ago
If the room is air-tight (which is seldom the case in reality) yes, the fire will go out.
- Bill-MLv 73 weeks ago
Yes. Fire needs THREE things> Fuel, Heat and Oxygen. Take away any one of the three and you have NO Fire.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Yes is the short answer.
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- Donnie PorkoLv 73 weeks ago
Fire needs oxygen to continue to burn. Once all the oxygen is used up the ember will die out.
- HenryLv 53 weeks ago
I don't think it works that way. It creates carbon monoxide, which is deadly and has killed people in garages.
- SumDudeLv 73 weeks ago
A tightly sealed room, yes.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 73 weeks ago
Yes. Eventually the fire will consume all the oxygen in the room and it will go out.