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) Why Is Fire Hot? How Hot Is It? How to Make Water From Hydrogen and Oxygen 20 Fun Oxygen Facts for Kids Candle Science Trick to Extinguish Fire with Carbon Dioxide Is Fire a Gas, Liquid, or Solid? Hydrogen Balloon Explosion Experiment How To Make Green Flames Combustion Reactions in Chemistry What Is the Density of Air at STP? What Are the Bubbles in Boiling Water? Nonmetals Photo Gallery and Facts Nitrogen in Tires Combustion Definition in Chemistry What Is Fire Made Of? What Happens to Candle Wax When a Candle Burns What Is the Most Abundant Gas in Earth's Atmosphere?