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Old 01-14-2006, 01:45 PM
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Question Why does magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) put out a fire?

I am doing a science fair project. My experiment was "Will Household items put out fire?". Epsom salt was one of the best in putting out a fire. I can not figure out why this happened.
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Hum...interesting...I don't know.

Argle. I forgot what's in fire extinguishers that put out the fire. I think it's carbon dioxide. B/c carbon dioxide keeps the fire away from the oxygen. Perhaps epsom salt have the same effect? (Just guessing.) Google always works.
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