0 Morty Asked: June 18, 2019In: Chemistry, OtherWhy do things turn black when they burn?0Things that range from plastics and skin all the way to wood all turn black when they burn. Why black, and why not any other color? Does it involve the carbon in these objects?In: Chemistry ShareFacebook 1 AnswerVoted Elbobosan Added an answer on June 18, 2019 at 2:53 am You’re the samples are all carbon based and elemental carbon is black. Also a lot of what we use to burn things uses fuels that are also made with carbons and leave black residue when burning. Burning is a fast chemical process that generally breaks down molecules into more basic elements, in this case black carbon.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London )Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.