Science, Tech, Math › Science Flame Temperatures Table for Different Fuels Share Flipboard Email Print Suchart Doyemah / EyeEm / Getty Images Science Chemistry Physical Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Updated July 03, 2019 This is a list of flame temperatures for various common fuels. Adiabatic flame temperatures for common gases are provided for air and oxygen. For these values, the initial temperature of air, gas, and oxygen are 20 °C. MAPP is a mixture of gases, chiefly methyl acetylene, and propadiene with other hydrocarbons. You'll get the most bang for your buck, relatively speaking, from acetylene in oxygen (3100°C) and either acetylene (2400°C), hydrogen (2045°C), or propane (1980°C) in the air. Flame Temperatures This table lists flame temperature alphabetically according to the name of the fuel. Celsius and Fahrenheit values are cited, as available. Fuel Flame Temperature acetylene 3,100 °C (oxygen), 2,400 °C (air) blowtorch 1,300 °C (2,400 °F, air) Bunsen burner 1,300-1,600 °C (2,400-2,900 °F, air) butane 1,970 °C (air) candle 1,000 °C (1,800 °F, air) carbon monoxide 2,121 °C (air) cigarette 400-700 °C (750-1,300 °F, air) ethane 1,960 °C (air) hydrogen 2,660 °C (oxygen), 2,045 °C (air) MAPP 2,980 °C (oxygen) methane 2,810 °C (oxygen), 1,957 °C (air) natural gas 2,770 °C (oxygen) oxyhydrogen 2,000 °C or more (3,600 °F, air) propane 2,820 °C (oxygen), 1,980 °C (air) propane butane mix 1,970 °C (air) propylene 2870 °C (oxygen) Continue Reading Why Fire Is Hot (and How Hot It Is) What State of Matter Is Fire or Flame? Combustion: Definition and Equation Find out Where Candle Wax Goes When a Candle Burns Here's What Happens When You Smoke Near an Oxygen Tank Know the Chemical Composition of Bubbles in Boiling Water The Science Behind Why You Can Light a Fart on Fire Know the Density of Air at STP How Can I Find the Final Temperature of a Reaction? Making Water From Hydrogen and Oxygen Here Is How You Make Liquid Oxygen What Is a Combustion Reaction in Chemistry? What Is the Greenhouse Effect? What Is a Calorimeter? Get Facts About the Element Oxygen What's the Difference Between STP and Standard State Conditions?