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 January 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 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 What State of Matter Is Fire or Flame? Alternative Fuels for Vehicles How Hot Is It? Tell Me in Spanish! Use Dalton's Law To Calculate Partial Pressure Distinguish Between Deflagration and Detonation Find Chemistry Definitions From A to Z What Temperature Is Room Temperature? Know the Density of Air at STP Your Chemistry Study Guide for Gases Worked Celsius To Fahrenheit Conversion Problems How to Use Water Gas How Does Your Office Temperature Affect You at Work? What Is Combustion? Definition and Equation How Do Carbon Monoxide Detectors Work? See an Example of Converting Fahrenheit to Kelvin How Does a Flame Test Work?