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How is the heat of a candle flame generated?

The heat of the flame vaporizes the liquid wax (turns it into a hot gas), and starts to break down the hydrocarbons into molecules of hydrogen and carbon. These vaporized molecules are drawn up into the flame, where they react with oxygen from the air to create heat, light, water vapor (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

How would you describe the temperature of the lighted candle?

“The color of a candle flame is similar to that of a blackbody heated to about 1800 degrees Kelvin (K), so the candle flame is said to have a color temperature of 1800 degrees K.” In a candle flame a quarter of the energy created, is released as heat, which radiates in many directions.

What type of flame is a candle flame?

There are two types of flames: Non-luminous flame and….Structure of Candle Flame.

Luminous flame Non-luminous flame
Incomplete combustion Complete combustion
Colour – Bright yellow Colourless

What flame color is the hottest?


What is the coldest flame color?

The colder part of a diffusion (incomplete combustion) flame will be red, transitioning to orange, yellow, and white as the temperature increases as evidenced by changes in the black-body radiation spectrum. For a given flame’s region, the closer to white on this scale, the hotter that section of the flame is.

What do black flames mean?

This is black fire. When you mix a sodium street light or low-pressure sodium lamp with a flame, you’ll see a dark flame thanks to the sodium and some excited electrons. “It’s strange to think of a flame as dark because as we know flames give out light, but the sodium is absorbing the light from the lamp.

Does a black flame candle exist?

Much like the glow of a black light, black flame candles possess an eerie blue-cast glow. Stir in the black lamp oil and the blue candle pigment.

Is White Fire Possible?

You can make fire burn with a pure white flame. White is an elusive fire color because the fuel that supports a flame burns with its own characteristic spectrum. But, with a little chemistry know-how, you can get white fire. Here’s how to do it, along with tips to make the fire last.

Is it ever too cold for fire?

Yes. Fire needs heat (high enough temperature), oxygen and fuel. If you take one of the three away the fire will stop. Adding water, the most used technique to extinguish a fire, works this way.

Is lava hotter than blue fire?

The hottest fires are from oxyacetylene torches (about 3000 degrees Centigrade) that combine oxygen and gas to create pinpoint blue flames. The temperature of lava when it is first ejected from a volcanic vent can vary between 700 and 1,200 degrees C (1,300 to 2,200 F).

Can you get blue lava?

Blue lava, also known as Api Biru, and simply referred to as blue fire or sulfur fire, is a phenomenon that occurs when sulfur burns. It is an electric-blue flame that has the illusory appearance of lava.

Is dying in lava painful?

Dipping your hand into molten rock won’t kill you instantly, but it will give you severe, painful burns — “the kind that destroy nerve endings and boil subcutaneous fat,” says David Damby, a research chemist at the USGS Volcano Science Center, in an email to The Verge. Now, falling into lava is another story.

How fast can lava kill you?

While your lungs would almost undoubtedly be irrevocably charred from the hot air above the lava (assuming relatively static air conditions over the lava), it takes about 80 seconds for the average human to fall unconscious from lack of oxygen, and I highly doubt your body will last that long.

Has anyone ever jumped into a volcano?

Soldier survives 70-foot fall into active Hawaiia’s Kilauea volcano. A 32-year-old soldier attempting to get a better view inside of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano fell in Wednesday night, authorities said. He was seriously injured, but survived after falling 70 feet into the volcano’s crater.

Can you outrun a lava flow?

Could I outrun the lava and make it to safety? Well, technically, yes. Most lava flows — especially those from shield volcanoes, the less explosive type found in Hawaii — are pretty sluggish. As long as the lava doesn’t find its way into a tube- or chute-shaped valley, it will probably move slower than a mile per hour.