Do CD's Burn?



          Do you notice smoke coming out of your laser DVD/CD maker?  Flames?  DVD/CDs don’t burn, they melt a little bit, for a little dot, for a bit. 

        BURNING IS REACTING WITH OXYGEN.  IT MAKES A FLAME AND SMOKE OR EXHAUST MOLECULES.   WHERE IS THE OXYGEN IN THE DYE IN THE CD? (FYI:  THE LASER BEAM IN A CD/DVD RECORDER: ZAPS, LIGHT FROM IT HITS DYE (LIKE PAINT) ON THE CD/DVD SURFACE BETWEEN PLASTIC LAYERS, AND THEN LEAVES A SPOT*.)  DOES THE DYE CONTAIN OXYGEN?   OR  - IS THE DYE REACTING TO BEING HEATED BY LOSING IT'S MOLECULAR STRUCTURE  - WHICH IS DISINTEGRATING, NOT BURNING.   IF THE DYE PRODUCES GASES, AS IT WOULD BY BURNING, WHERE DO THE GASES GO, WHY AREN'T THERE BUBBLES PRODUCED, SMOKE BUBBLES.  OR IS THE HEAT REARRANGING THE ATOMS IN THE DYE MOLECULES, INTO A DIFFERENT COLOR.   

        O2 - IF IN THE DYE, AND PURE O2, IT WOULD FLOAT OFF INTO THE AIR.  THUS IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A SALT, . . .   OXYGEN WITH ANOTHER ATOM(S) - & THESE ATOMS USUALLY SEPARATE & BECOME SMOKE/GAS.  A  BUBBLE OF GAS WOULD BE MADE WHICH COULD SPLIT THE PLASTIC OF THE CD OR DEFORM AND BEND THE ALUMINUM LAYER A BIT.  SO, THUS, THEREFORE, IT CAN'T BE BURNING.
        THE LASER MUST SEPARATE MOLECULAR BONDS, LIKE AN ULTRAVIOLET LASER SEPARATES A CARBON ATOM FROM A CARBON DIOXIDE MOLECULE (AC...).
        COMPUTER COMPANIES SHOULD CHANGE THEIR SOFTWARE INSTRUCTIONS OF “BURNING” COMPUTER FILES TO RECORD THEM.  TO MAYBE TO “LASER LIGHT MOLECULARY CHANGING DYE TO MAKE SPOTS”. OR “CLICK HERE TO TRANSFER”. (HA HA). 

 

* INFO ON DYE FROM www.explainthatstuff.com/how-cd-writers-work.html
I HAD THOUGHT THAT THE LASER MELTED A PIT IN THE ALUMINUM, “BURN”.  SO WHERE DID THE MOLTEN ALUMINUM GO TO, TO MAKE A “HOLE” TO READ? NO ROOM, ENCLOSED IN THE PLASTIC TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE LASER HIT – SO IT WOULD HAVE COOLED INTO THE SAME SPACE – LEAVING NO HOLE.  DOES THE DYE MOLECULES MOVE?  IT COULD BE THEY STAY WHERE THEY ARE, BUT THE BONDS BETWEEN THEM ARE BROKEN, LEAVING A DIFFERENT COLOR SPOT FOR A LASER TO READ.    




















Posted 9/7/2015












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