Charcoal

Charcoal is a light black residue consisting of carbon, and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen (see pyrolysis, char and biochar). It is usually an impure form of carbon as it contains ash; however, sugar charcoal is among the purest forms of carbon readily available, particularly if it is not made by heating but by a dehydration reaction with sulfuric acid to minimise introducing new impurities, as impurities can be removed from the sugar in advance.
Posts about Charcoal
  • How to Fail the Right Way

    … involved, things get worse than they normally would. It’s like throwing gasoline on charcoal. It’s a bad idea. Don’t let your emotions get in the way. Separate your emotions from the process. The disappointing experience that you just had is not a judgment on your value as a person. It’s not a judgment on how good of a person you are and your…

    Marco Moeschter/ Marco Moeschterin How To's- 7 readers -
  • How Jack Daniel's uses storytelling to personalise the brand

    … Jack Daniel’s is a universally recognised brand, but often for different reasons. Most of its marketing focuses deeply on heritage and tradition. A down-home, deep fried sense of warm hospitality that permeates its ads and copy like a gentle waft of charcoal. It’s also permeated by images of Lemmy pouring it on his cornflakes after a night…

    Matt Owen/ Econsultancyin Google How To's- 2 readers -
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