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Re: How can an oxygen tank explode?

At 23:12 6/13/01 -0400, Eric Lane wrote:

How can an oxygen tank explode?

Prof. Eric T. Lane 318 Grote Hall 423-755-4523
Physics Dept.2352, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN 37403

An oxygen tank can explode if overheated. But as an astronaut crew
found to their cost, a high oxygen atmosphere supports nearly
spontaneous combustion, which can be as lethal for a smoker as it
was for them.

brian whatcott <> Altus OK