reply to post by WarminIndy
If you wanted to, you could
blow up a paper bag and smash it between your hands, making a loud "bang" sound, and call it an explosion, but it would not be technically correct
to state your conclusion that therefore paper bags are an explosive material.
What have I defined, jmdewey? Apparently YOU are the one who doesn't know what explosion means.
edit on 23-9-2013 by jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)
Does the paper bag meet all the requirements of explosion according to the definition?
"the sudden, loud, and violent release of energy that happens when something (such as a bomb) breaks apart in a way that sends parts flying
The sudden release of air from the blown paper bag still produces a blast wave. If you filled the bag with a flammable gas, such as oxygen, and then
blew the paper bag over a match, then the paper bag, by nature of being a flammable fuel material, will still catch on fire.
What you aren't able to see is the fact that fuel tanks are simply containers for fuel, and that a breach of that container near an open flame will
indeed cause an explosion.
Your car is internal combustion, each piston works because of tiny explosions of air meeting gas in a controlled environment. Obviously you don't
understand that gas and gaseous state are the same thing. Jet fuel is liquid gas, that has not yet come to a gaseous state, but at the same time, the
vapors of jet fuel, are at gaseous state.
And if you shake a can of Coca Cola (or Pepsi, or whatever), the carbon dioxide, GAS, is excited and quickly releases the contents all over you when
you open it. That is intrinsically an explosion.
Nothing in the definition of explosion requires anything flammable, jmdewey, you just added that in yourself. But when you have a flammable material,
an excited gas, and an ignition factor, then you will have a flammable explosion. But each one of them have a blast wave, because that's the release
of energy. Remind me how your soda blows all over your face when your soda is just a liquid?