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Why Is Cotton Flammable?

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Because it's a natural fiber.

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you know lotsa random stuff
will you be my phone a friend?
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No can't be your phone buddy
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kinda wondering how old you are,
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Lol. Whys that?
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maybe it's because you knew too many one hit wonders from the 1980s,
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ha.. i cut and pasted them.. watched a special on VHS and knew there was a list
but ya.. music is deep in my soul/life know a bunch from the 50's too.. today (last gf was a hip hop prof dancer).. im kinda all over the place
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Haha, I never cut and paste my knowledge.
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either.. usually.. that was like 4-5th time ever
was drivel
my stuff comes from places of real life/experiences
and cryptically at that :)
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That's almost profound, real life and places of experience.
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lol. almost.. :)
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It is made by sunlight from carbon and hydrogen, like all carbohydrates.

It burns quickly because it is finely divided and full of spaces for air flow.

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Its a plant fibre made of cellulose, like straw and such. Of course it burns.

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EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE!
even if it is zero everything has a flammability level.
and also the melting/boiling point might be higher than the flammability level.

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Many things are not flammable because they will not combine with oxygen. All of the noble gasses, and all elements on the right side of the table of elements (chlorine, fluorine, bromine). And, of course, oxygen.
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Everything at the atomic level is flammable but at atomic scale the molecules vibrate faster when heat is applied and this heats it and ionizes it or turns it into plasma which is fire

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Read my comment to minecrafter's answer. Not everything is flammable.
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