Im confused about fire. The way I see it :
- Heat creates (kinetic) energy in mass and this creates stronger vibrations of atoms.
- When those vibrations are strong enough the electrons interact stronger due to electromagnetic forces.
- This causes the electrons to fly away. This is the creation of a plasma and the direction of most electrons is the direction of the flame.
- the shape and heat of the flame depends mainly on the amount of electrons and their velocity ( apart from the source of heat and the considered gas and solid material)
- the electrons move freely ( but not random ) in the flame.
- there is a chemical reaction going on that usually produces smoke or such.
- the entropy increases in all the above 6 steps and the process is repeated.
- the electromagnetic energy is converted into kinetic energy of the electron and conductivity in the plasma (flame).
- the moving electrons create an electromagnetic field.
That is more or less how I see it. What steps are ok ?
And the main question , why is there light involved ? I mean why cant we just have kinetic energy of the electrons and a changing magnetic field ? Why are there photons ? If the electrons are in a high energy state why cant they just move faster instead of emitting a photon ???
Why is the light usually visible ? is that because of our structure of air ?
If the light is an electromagnetic wave why does the flame go up ? does that imply all electromagnetic waves go up ?? But electromagnetic waves are not influanced by gravity or buoyancy are they ??
What is the final destiny of the electrons and photons if the heat is gone ??
I am puzzled by this.