Burning Water - 11.02

Water is made up of the two extremely flammable elements hydrogen and oxygen but why won’t it burn?

When something burns it reacts with oxygen. Water is the result to hydrogen “burning”, meaning that it already includes oxygen. You really could say that it al-ready burnt and therefore will not burn again. This water appears to have gone on fire. Why? At the bottom of the water tank we insert methane gas. It is the water that is actual burning. Gas is lighter than water and escapes as bubbles throughout the liquid. When it meets the oxygen from the air it will burn.

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  2. See how the gas bubbles get burnt.

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