Why fire when burnt gives light ?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. TZRINZ profile image82
    TZRINZposted 6 years ago

    Why fire when burnt gives light ?

    Theory :-  Visible light is an EM Wave i.e. a result of transverse electric and magnetic field.
    That is the reason, its dark in space and Earth has visibility from EM waves.

    Than why when we burn a matchstick, it burns giving visible light? Magnetic field is though from Earth's own Magnetic field, Where from transverse electric fields comes to support flow of EM wave?


  2. ThompsonPen profile image75
    ThompsonPenposted 6 years ago

    I can't answer you, but I'm fascinated by the answers people might have. You should try and post this in the forums, I'd love to see what discussions it brings up smile Good question! Sorry for the useless answer!

    1. TZRINZ profile image82
      TZRINZposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you:)   and Never mind ThompsonPen, I know question is confusing.

  3. hubmuffins profile image64
    hubmuffinsposted 6 years ago

    Hmm, I don't have an answer that can satisfy you but from what I've gathered so far, its the energy mass thing. You burn something, the mass of it gets converted into energy which is in the form of light and heat. Now, if you want chemical reaction (obviously there are some) then I am afraid I do not have an answer.
    Ask in science forum

    1. TZRINZ profile image82
      TZRINZposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i think it has less to do with chemical reactions hubmuffins, No problem even i've no answerv yet. I already posted in forum but i'm afraid dat i don't yet get any  solid discussions i needed..

  4. TZRINZ profile image82
    TZRINZposted 6 years ago

    Correction :-
    It's dark in space not because of Electric or Magnetic field impresence.
    Actually we can see the objects only from which light scatters and reaches our eyes, but in space there doesn't exists such  particle everywhere in a size range that can scatter light. 
    So we generally find it dark in space until and unless we don't focus at some celestial mass body that scatters light, or luminous source(like stars) that produce light.
    And also that is the reason that we find our surrounding illuminated on earth, just because of the presence of atmosphere which is full of gas and dust particles' that can scatter light reaching them to make our surrounding visible.
    (Inference- It will always be dark in a perfect vacuum space, be it space or artificial vacuum in lab:) .
    Though my question of how visibility effect is produced by fire is still not completely solved. But this correction is genuine.
    Apology for misconception.
    Thank you smile


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)