While this could be a great variant of Rock-Paper-Scissors, it’s actually a proposed experiment.
I learned in cub scouts that fire requires three things: fuel, heat, and oxygen. My question, in short, is what happens when oxygen is removed?
So say I’ve got a sheet of paper suspended in a near-perfect vacuum. I shine a very powerful laser at the paper. In a normal atmosphere, the paper would instantly ignite from the radiant heat of the laser. What happens in the vacuum?
If the experiment is flawed (e.g., because paper includes oxygen in its molecular structure or something), can you suggest a similar experiment that lacks that flaw?