Explosions can occur when electricity ignites explosive gases in the air, such as pure oxygen, methane, or natural gas. true or false

Biology · College · Thu Feb 04 2021

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True. Explosions can indeed occur when electricity serves as an ignition source for explosive gases present in the air. If the concentration of the gas is within a certain range, known as the explosive or flammable range, and there is a source of ignition, such as an electrical spark, this can cause the gas to combust rapidly, resulting in an explosion. Pure oxygen doesn't burn on its own but can greatly accelerate the combustion of other materials, whereas gases like methane or natural gas are directly combustible when mixed with air in the right proportions and can be ignited by electrical sparks.

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