Is Nitrous Oxide (N20) flammable?

I know it was in The Fast and the Furious, but I’d prefer to rely on other sources than movies for my info. Please add a link to a source for this info.

10 Answers

  • No it is definitely not flammable.

    However it will relight a glowing wooden splint (as in the test for oxygen) because the heat of the glowing splint decomposes the N2O into nitrogen an oxygen and the oxygen relights the splint.

    Because it readily decomposes it is quite a powerful oxidant and has been used as the oxidant part of fuels.

  • Is Nitrous Oxide Flammable

  • Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known and used as laughing gas. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste.

    It is also used as an oxidizer in rocketry and in motor racing to increase the power output of engines. N2O need not be flammable to be able to do that.

  • Is Nos Flammable

  • nitrous oxide n20 flammable

  • The gas itself is not flammable, but it delivers more oxygen than atmospheric air by breaking down at elevated temperatures

  • yes very i don’t have a link but lets think about if you spray something non flammable into your engine it wouldn’t do anything

  • not by itself.It only burns when it’s mixed with oxygen in the proper ratio.

  • Yes Yes and Yes do not try to do that cause there will be a BIG explosion!

  • it is extremely flamable

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