• Question: What is the most flammable atom that we know of today??

    Asked by Oliver Woods on 12 Mar 2021.
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      Christopher Woods answered on 12 Mar 2021:


      Flammable means that it can react with oxygen (that is what burning is – reacting with oxygen). Hydrogen is extremely flammable, and will burn with oxygen to form H2O (two hydrogens with one oxygen – otherwise known as water). According to this article, the most flammable chemical looks to be chlorine trifluoride, ClF3. https://www.thoughtco.com/most-flammable-chemical-607315

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