When fires burn, is there a correlation between the flame's color and its temperature?

Please stick to normal open-air hydrocarbon burns. What would be the difference between the color of the flames between, let's say; a gas spill, or kerosene spill, or heating oil spill? Thanks.

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  • teachr
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    1 decade ago
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    The most common flames are glowing carbon (all your examples are carbon based fuels) and the gases in air, most notably oxygen.

    Pretty much a 'normal' flame is yellowish (carbon glowing) and a bit of blue (oxygen glowing) on the bottom.

    The oxygen supply determines the color changes more than anything. More oxygen would push the yellow toward white and the blue increases.

    Get an "A".

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  • 4 years ago

    because co2 won't be able to be the only aspect for tempreture upward thrust! there are purely billions of different factors that play much better roles! a million the sunlight, 2 the cloud coverage, 3 image voltaic wind, 4 sub atomic debris that make clouds those computing device modellers won't be able to get a correct prediction because there are a spread of unknown factors that rigidity climate! What they have arise is a prediction that probable doesn't incluede clouds(sunny day for all 3 hundred and sixty 5 days) co2's ability is circumstances by one thousand. The sunlight is probable staying at a consistent or increasing in ability!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The inner blue cone of a Bunsen burner is the hottest part.

    Blue flames are hot, while red flames are cooler.

    This is similar to the colors of stars.

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