If you burn charcoal in a closed room, could a lack of oxygen cause the fire to go out?
- Mike ALv 78 months 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 78 months ago
If the room is air-tight (which is seldom the case in reality) yes, the fire will go out.
- Bill-MLv 78 months ago
Yes. Fire needs THREE things> Fuel, Heat and Oxygen. Take away any one of the three and you have NO Fire.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Yes is the short answer.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Donnie PorkoLv 78 months ago
Fire needs oxygen to continue to burn. Once all the oxygen is used up the ember will die out.
- SumDudeLv 78 months ago
A tightly sealed room, yes.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months ago
Yes. Eventually the fire will consume all the oxygen in the room and it will go out.