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Isn't charcoal just pure carbon?

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Posted by White Dog BBQ on November 19, 2011 at 10:54:19:

In Reply to: Queston for a Chemist, or someone that knows one posted by Fisher1 on November 17, 2011 at 19:01:25:

Obviously there are impurities, but I thought charcoal was, for the most part, just carbon. In which case, the reaction would just be C + 02 equals CO2.

It's been a few years since college chemistry, so I recognize that my analysis is very simplistic.

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