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Deflagration Definition


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Adding water to burning oil can produce a deflagration.

Ben Mills

Definition: Deflagration is the chemical process where a substance rapidly and intensely burns. This process is generally faster than combustion but slower than a detonation.

Examples: Adding water to burning oil can cause a deflagration. The water rapidly boils to create steam and forces oil droplets to be ejected into the flames adding fuel to the fire.

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