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Lizard wrote at 2011-05-07 01:31:58
Black smoke is an indicator of a catalyst creating the fire.  White smoke is just organic material burning.  I think anyway!


uncle emanuel watkins wrote at 2013-05-11 07:48:32
Looking at this problem from another angle, a smoke bomb can be created by heating two different materials that give off different gases when heated assuming it is the gas and not the fuel that ignites into a flame when heated and that smoke is unspent or refined gas.  Hot refined gas rises and with it particulates.  So, material heats, heated gas ignites, and the refined gases then rise as smoke lifting different colored particulates.


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