Can anyone explain to me the chemistry behind the fires that brought down the Twin Towers? Please provide links to your references.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 10:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
The crashing of the planes into the World Trade Center caused the release of huge amounts of jet fuel, which is mainly composed of hydrocarbons of varying molecular weight.
The combustion equation would generically be CnH2n + 3n/2 O2 => n CO2 + n H2O. Since there is ...
In this solution we consider the chemistry behind the fires of 9/11 that helped bring the Twin Towers down. The concepts are explained in broad strokes, and two sources for reference are provided.