Explain how CO 2 is able to control fires

 

Answer

CO 2 is able to control fire in 2 ways

 

1 Carbon Dioxide is heavier than oxygen

When it is sprayed,it covers object like a blanket and cuts oxygen supply

 

2 Carbon dioxide does not harm electrical equipment

If water is sprayed on electrical equipment,it damages it and can cause short circuit

However,there is no such effect if carbon dioxide is sprayed

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 6 Class 8 - Combustion And Flame

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