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Answer to Question #4285 in Physical Chemistry for amber

Question #4285
Where does the light and heat energy come from when paper burns?
Expert's answer
The paper is produced from a material which is called cellulose. As a
result
of chemical reaction of oxidation of derivatives of cellulose,
from which
paper is built, links between the polymer chains are being
destroyed. As a
consequence, the liberated energy gives heat and light.

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