Science, Tech, Math › Science Flame Temperatures Table for Different Fuels Adiabatic flame temperatures for common gases in air and oxygen 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. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College 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. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated December 07, 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 is 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) Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Flame Temperatures Table for Different Fuels." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, thoughtco.com/flame-temperatures-table-607307. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 27). Flame Temperatures Table for Different Fuels. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/flame-temperatures-table-607307 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Flame Temperatures Table for Different Fuels." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/flame-temperatures-table-607307 (accessed September 20, 2021). copy citation Why Is Fire Hot? How Hot Is It? The Science Behind Firecrackers and Sparklers Calculating the Final Temperature of a Reaction From Specific Heat Layers of the Atmosphere Learn About STP in Chemistry 10 Interesting Facts About Nitrogen Why Do Helium Balloons Deflate? What Would Happen If Earth's Atmosphere Vanished? Platinum Element Facts You Need to Know Chemical Element Pictures - Photo Gallery The Origin of Wildfires and How They Are Caused How Rust and Corrosion Work 10 Argon Facts - Ar or Atomic Number 18 Charles' Law Example Problem Oxygen Facts - Atomic Number 8 or O What Is Fire Made Of?