# Chemistry

Why does wood burn rapidly in a fireplace that has a good draft of air?

Wood burns in a fire place that has good draft of air. This happens because when there is a good draft of air, they;ll be a higher concentration of Oxygen gas flowing iinto the fireplace. As a result, this will cause the wood to burn mch faster since it'll have more contact with oxygen, thu increasing the rate of reaction.

Please tell me if its ok and feel free to add more.

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1. I would buy all of your statement except that "there'll be a higher concn of oxygen gas flowing....".
I don't know that the concn of oxygen will be higher since the normal concn of oxygen in air is about 20% and it will stay 20%. However, there WILL be MORE oxygen available since more air will be flowing over the wood.

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