How to use Combustible in a sentence
The views of Becher on the composition of substances mark little essential advance on those of the two preceding centuries, and the three elements or principles of salt, mercury and sulphur reappear as the vitrifiable, the mercurial and the combustible earths.
The furnace has, in addition to the usual tuyeres near the bottom, a second set near the throat in order to effect a complete oxidation of all combustible matter.
Andre had claimed Kris was highly combustible.
Highly combustible, I get it.
After having previously roasted the tube and copper oxide, and reduced the copper spiral a, the weighed calcium chloride tube and potash bulbs are put in position, the boat containing the substance is inserted (in the case of a difficultly combustible substance it is desirable to mix it with cupric oxide or lead chromate), the copper spiral (d) replaced, and the air and oxygen supply connected up. The apparatus is then tested for leaks.Advertisement
Carbon dioxide is colorless, non combustible with a faintly acid smell, has a suffocating effect and is heavier than air.
Ashes are what remains of anything combustible after it has been burned.
If the construction is not substantially non- combustible it must be sited at least one meter from any boundary.
The former substituted for the salt, sulphur and mercury of Basil Valentine and Paracelsus three earths - the mercurial, the vitreous and the combustible - and he explained combustion as depending on the escape of this last combustible element; while Stahl's conception of phlogiston - not fire itself, but the principle of fire - by virtue of which combustible bodies burned, was a near relative of the mercury of the philosophers, the soul or essence of ordinary mercury.
Casciorolus, a shoemaker of Bologna, who found that after ignition with combustible substances it became phosphorescent, and on this account it was frequently called Bolognian phosphorus.Advertisement
For ordinary combustions compressed oxygen is used, so that the combustible substance burns almost instantaneously, the action being induced by means of some electrical device which can be controlled from without the calorimeter.
Ragozin states in his work on the petroleum industry that Johann Lerche, who visited the Caspian district in 1735, found that the crude Caucasian oil required to be distilled to render it satisfactorily combustible, and that, when distilled, it yielded a bright yellow oil resembling a spirit, which readily ignited.
They all contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, forming the carbonaceous or combustible portion, and some quantity of mineral matter, which remains after combustion as a residue or " ash."
The idea that some extraneous substance is essential to the process is of ancient date; Clement of Alexandria (c. 3rd century A.D.) held that some "air" was necessary, and the same view was accepted during the middle ages, when it had been also found that the products of combustion weighed more than the original combustible, a fact which pointed to the conclusion that some substance had combined with the combustible during the process.
To obtain a good reducing flame (in which the combustible matter, very hot, but not yet burned, is disposed to take oxygen from any compound containing it), the nozzle, with smaller orifice, should just touch the flame at a point higher above the wick, and a somewhat weaker current of air should be blown.Advertisement
Animal heat also is due to the union of nitro-aerial particles, breathed in from the air, with the combustible particles in the blood, and is further formed by the combination of these two sets of particles in muscle during violent exertion.
Knowing that the water produced by the combustion of alcohol was not pre-existent in that substance but was formed by the combination of its hydrogen with the oxygen of the air, he burnt alcohol and other combustible organic substances, such as wax and oil, in a known volume of oxygen, and, from the weight of the water and carbon dioxide produced and his knowledge of their composition, was able to calculate the amounts of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen present in the substance.
Another classification may be based upon the nature of the heating agent, according as it is coal (or some similar combustible) oil, gas or electricity.
Most common substances which are combustible such as wood dust can become explosive but mineral dusts, being non combustible, cannot.
Also the inclusion of highly combustible objects is a fire hazard.Advertisement
Smoking should only be permitted in specified areas away from potentially combustible materials.
You see it is not combustible, nor does it support combustion.
Back to Top Oils Darren Dowling Oils are generally very combustible.
It seems fairly established that when the preliminary heating process of fermentation is drawing to a close, the cotton, hay, &c., having been converted into a highly porous friable and combustible mass, may then ignite in certain circumstances by the occlusion of oxygen, just as ignition is induced by finely divided metals.
This, however, is manifestly incorrect, as, if it were true, 4% of ethylene mixed with 96% of a combustible diluent such as hydrogen should give 16to 17-candle gas, whereas a mixture of 10% of ethylene and 90% of hydrogen is devoid of luminosity.Advertisement
The gases so formed vary in proportion with the temperature of the generator and .the amount of steam, but generally contain 32 to 38% of combustible gas, the remainder being the residual nitrogen of the air and carbon dioxide.
Combustible biomass processes use almost anything that will burn from wood to trash.
The heater features no dangerous exposed heating elements like electric heaters and no combustible fuels like portable kerosene heaters.
All wood burning stoves should have a clearance of 36 inches from any surface that is combustible.
The main cause of space heater fires is placing it too close to combustible materials.
Make sure to keep your space heater at least three feet from walls, furniture, drapery or any other material that is combustible.
Propane heaters, while clean-burning, do produce carbon monoxide emissions and like most combustible fuels, they require a lot of oxygen.
Remember that gel is more combustible than wax.
If Taurus pushes Leo too hard, the situation can become combustible in a flash.
The chemistry between these two is combustible, and everyone enjoys the sparks, especially Aries.
For example, if your sun sign is Gemini and your rising sign is Aquarius, both air signs, and your moon sign is in Leo, a fire sign, you have quite a combustible combination.
If your sun sign is in Aries and your rising sign is in Gemini, but your moon is in Capricorn, you may have an advantage with the combustible nature of your sun and rising signs.
The recent observations and exceedingly ingenious experiments of Falck have shown that the sporophores of the Basidiomycetesespecially the large sporophores of such forms as Boletus, Polyporus- contain quantities of reserve combustible material which are burnt up by the active metabolism occurring when the fruit-body is ripe.
Explosions may occur if highly combustible materials are reached by the fire.
The liquid when soaked into a porous combustible substance like blotting-paper burns rapidly and quietly, and when struck with a hammer on a hard surface violently detonates; when a little of the liquid is spread on an anvil and struck, the portion immediately under the hammer only will, as a rule, detonate, the remainder being scattered.
It is also necessary, he inferred, for all muscular movements, and he thought there was reason to believe that the sudden contraction of muscle is produced by its combination with other combustible (salino-sulphureous) particles in the body; hence the heart, being a muscle, ceases to beat when respiration is stopped.
If Aries fails to put Aquarius first, then this relationship could become combustible and full of passion burst of love and anger.
Fire and air often mix in the most intriguing, if not combustible ways, so Aquarius does very well when paired with Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.
Heated with many metals it converts them into oxides, and with combustible substances, such as charcoal, sulphur, &c., a most intense conflagration occurs.
The heat produced by friction, when moderate in amount, is useful in softening and liquefying thick unguents; but when excessive it is prejudicial, by decomposing the unguents, and sometimes even by softening the metal of the bearings, and raising their temperature so high as to set fire to neighboring combustible matters.
For substances of a difficultly combustible nature he adopted the method in common use to-day, viz.