Soot stone plaque in Brighton

In memory of dear Soot who for nine years was our brother, friend and playfellow. He was cruelly poisoned and died in consequence on July 17th 1884

Soot /ˈsʊt/ is impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. It is more properly restricted to the product of the gas-phase combustion process but is commonly extended to include the residual pyrolysed fuel particles such as coal, cenospheres, charred wood, petroleum coke, and so on, that may become airborne during pyrolysis and that are more properly identified as cokes or chars.Soot is theorized to be the second largest cause of global warming.

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