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Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by Ben81
Methane is not a free energy. Where did you get that idea?
BTW, the issue is not free energy. That has nothing to do with cows and oregano and the patent.
The interconnection is on purpose and actually not for the reasonsyou claim. If you believe that then unplug your computer. You will no longer have to worry about being connected.
In a chemical process, the molecules rearrange themselves. Energy is either released or absorbed. The process in a fire is called oxidation, where oxygen atoms combine with hydrogen and carbon to form water and carbon dioxide. Oxidation is the same chemical process that turns iron into rust. But with iron, the reaction is VERY slow. So, the heat energy that is released is VERY low.
With certain things, like paper or wood, the oxidation rate of the molecules can be very fast. If the heat cannot be released faster than it is created, then combustion happens.