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Explain why gasoline can mix with air and not ignite while sitting in the gas tank in...
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Gasoline is very combustible when it meets up with a spark, which is what happens in the engine of a car. While oxygen is needed to maintain a fire, it does not alone cause gasoline to burn.
To learn more about combustion, follow the link below.
Posted by holsa on February 10, 2009 at 5:47 AM (Answer #1)
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