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Question: Is it possible to melt a wooden log?
combustion, physics, temperature
Asked by n3rdy to Gopal, Becky on 28 Jun 2013.
answered on 28 Jun 2013:
Interesting question, when you add heat to a log normally there is oxygen present so the wood will react with this and oxidise and thus destroy the wood in this process.
If you tried this in a vacuum, the heating process would probably result in charcoal as I don’t we have invented anything that could get to the temperatures needed to melt charcoal.
n3rdy commented on 28 Jun 2013:
I managed to research this question in slightly more detail and from some sources. In theory it IT MAY BE POSSIBLE to melt a wooden log by alternative means. But science has indicated that this is a possible so the answer is a no but I wanted to hear your say on this.
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