Subject: Re: Relative temperatures of gasses]
From: email@example.com (Don Wilkins)
Date: Jul 08 1996
On Sun, 07 Jul 1996 23:58:58 -0700, Jack <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Doug Ayen wrote:
>>I have a friend who sants to know (for some unspeakable purpose, no doubt)
>>what the relative temperatures of oxy-propane, oxy-acetylne, and the like
>>are. That is, he wants to know what temperature they burn at for your
>>standard fittings, working pressures, and that sort of thing.
>...Oxy-Propane: About 2600-2800F, IIRC, hot enough to cut steel but
>*not* hot enough to weld it..
>...Oxy- Acetylene: 6300F..said to be the "hottest flame known to man"
Perhaps said but not correct. Nitrous oxide-acetylene is substantially
hotter. The cost suggests that it is not particularly useful for
cutting torches but of considerable importance to chemists who are
looking for higher flame temperatures.