Fire cannot burn below

  1. 20% oxygen in the air
  2. 15% oxygen in the air
  3. 30% oxygen in the air
  4. 25% oxygen in the air
Pushpendra Pal Dean Asked on 8th November 2015 in Physics.
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Answer 2.  Fire cannot start/burn below 15% of Oxygen in the air/atmosphere.

The air we breathe in atmosphere contains 78% Nitrogen and about 21 percent Oxygen. But fire only needs an atmosphere with at least 16 percent oxygen. Below this level of O2, it is not possible to burn fire.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 9th November 2015.
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