I'm so curious about fire. So I searched a lot in the internet. And now, I knew that fire is some kind of chain reaction and combustion energy make the other molecule hot and the other molecule makes other chemical reaction and so on... Then does the first given energy make this reaction start and maintain chemical reaction(fire)? if so, if a long time passes, fire goes out? and how much energy is needed to make this chain reaction start?
to sum it up,
- when cigarette lighter make candlelight start how much energy is needed?
if a long time passes, this candlelight goes out? (Assuming that oxygen and material(will be burned) are supplied)
how much energy go out with light or heat?
(I'm not good at english, so please understand me)