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Gas does not spontaneously explode. There has to be an ignition source, as when lighting a fire. The ignition source would have to be a spark from a fire. Gasoline in itself is not an explosive device that when agitated will explode. The myth that gasoline explodes upon agitation is false, and gas only explodes when it is ignited in some sort of way by a fire, or constant source of extreme heat.

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Q: Why doesn't the gas in a car's gas tank explode when the gas cap is removed?
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