Propane and natural gas burn at nearly equal flame temperatures (3,560 degrees Fahrenheit). However, propane yields more energy per unit volume than natural gas does. For many years it was a commonly held belief that propane burned hotter than natural gas, but that was due to a miscalculation in the volume needed to create equal yields.Continue Reading
In order to create the same yield in heat, the volume of natural gas used must be about 2.5 times that of propane. Burning one cubic foot, natural gas will yield about 1,012 BTU's of heat, while propane yields 2,520 BTU's of heat in that same cubic foot.
The automatic ignition temperature, which is the minimum required temperature to ignite gas or vapors in the air without the presence of a spark or flame, varies slightly between natural gas and propane. The automatic ignition temperature for methane, or natural gas, is 1076 degrees Fahrenheit. Propane requires a slightly lower automatic ignition temperature of 842 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn more about Chemistry
The flame of a lighter contains butane fuel, which burns at 3,578 degrees Fahrenheit in ideal conditions. Lighters can also use naphtha as fuel, which burns at 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
A propane torch can reach temperatures of up to 3,623 degrees Fahrenheit when used in the open air. The flame generated by a propane torch is made of an inner and outer flame. The inner flame is dark blue, while the outer flame is a lighter shade of blue.Full Answer >
Burning charcoal can produce temperatures above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. With a grill, the type of charcoal and grill used determines the optimal burning temperature. A kettle grill fully loaded with red-hot charcoal can produce up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. Others can produce temperatures as low as 200 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
Jet fuel burns at temperatures between 800 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. Designed specifically for use with gas-turbine engines, jet fuel is available in three varieties: Jet A, Jet A-1 and Jet B. The latter is used for improved cold-weather performance.Full Answer >