Latent Energy in Flames


IT has been shown1 that, to bring about ignition in an explosive medium, two conditions must be satisfied, namely, a certain temperature must be reached and a certain quantity of heat supplied. The same criteria govern change of physical state, and this presents an interesting analogy which I hope to develop elsewhere.

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    Jones, E., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 198, 523 (1949).

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    David, W. T., and Jordan, J., Phil. Mag., 18, 228 (1934).

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JONES, E. Latent Energy in Flames. Nature 179, 581–582 (1957) doi:10.1038/179581b0

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