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I know this is a bit OTT, but I am looking out my window, south west I think, and I am seein a huge column of fire burning and a heap of smoke... Nothin on the news about it... Anyone closer to it?
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just the refineries burning off excess hydrocarbons from their flare stacks.
Sigh, I wish it were as easy for humans to burn off excess carbohydrates from our fat stocks.
What's the difference between a hydrocarbon and a carbohydrate anyway? Both have hydrogen and carbon atoms right? I'm sure the chemical structure is different but I'm looking more for a layman explanation. Is a -carbon primarily carbon and a -hydrate primarily water?
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