How hot does a bic lighter flame get?

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A Bic produces a "premixed laminar flame" (the flame's fuels mix with oxygen before burning and retain a relatively steady shape).

"Although a lighter or candle flame appears to be a solid mass of light, it's actually hollow - the luminous outer layer is typically less than 1 mm thick. The core of the flame consists of the fuel gas and air pushing steadily outwards in the "flame" shape until they reach the thin combustion zone. The hottest portion of the flame typically is in and immediately outside this zone, which is filled with the immediate products and partial-products of the chemical reaction known as combustion.

Which part of the combustion zone is the hottest? Peak temperatures are more uniform than you might expect along the length of the flame. Measurements of a 79 mm methane flame, a 107 mm methane flame, and an 88 mm ethylene flame (see Santoro below) all generally showed slightly higher temperatures (by 20-50 degrees K) near the base. Pitt's work cited below shows substantially the same thing and has some nice graphs of temperature versus height along the flame.

Not to be outdone by Pitt, I took Santoro's measurements of a symmetrical methane flame, which were available in a spreadsheet file on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website, and generated a graph showing the temperature versus the distance from the centerline of the flame. Several temperature curves are shown, measured at different heights above the flame's base. The magenta curve corresponds to a level near the base of the flame, and the light blue curve corresponds to a level near the tip. You can see from the graph that the peak temperatures at the top of the flame are slightly lower than those at the middle and base.

Temperature is only part of the equation, though. More relevant if you're trying to light a fire is the total heat available at different spots in the flame. That's a function of the volume of fuel and air and the temperature. In graphical terms, you're looking for the part of the flame with the most area under the curve. In a typical flame that's near the tip - look at the area under the curve of the 70 mm line compared to the other lines. Why is there more heat in the tip? Because the non-burning center of the lower part of the flame is relatively cool, whereas all of the tip is aflame and thus uniformly hot throughout.

Provided your backyard lighter flame is free of contaminants that might skew the color, a slightly lean violet-blue flame is the hottest. Blue-violet = high frequency = high energy = high temperature. A white flame has its visible radiation energy spread out more evenly across the spectrum and isn't peaking on the high-energy blue end. That indicates lower overall energy, and thus lower temperature, than a blue flame.

* Many thermodynamics and chemistry texts state that adiabatic flame temperature is highest when the flame is at perfect stoichiometry (exactly enough air to burn the fuel). Since mixing and other practical effects require extra air to ensure combustion, the hottest flames in practice tend to be slightly lean (slightly more oxygen than needed)."

"The temperature of a Bic lighter flame is 1977C or 3590.6F. Wow, that is hot! Be careful and ChaCha again!"

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The above has some correct information, but the temperatures is gives are ridiculous. The melting point of wrought iron is only 1500C. A bic lighter CANNOT melt wrought iron. Go ahead. Give it a try.

The fuel in a standard BIC lighter is butane. Even in "Jet" style lighters (highly air enriched) these only go to around 1200C-1300C typically.

In as perfect, adibiatic and stoichiometric reaction, occurring at 1 atmosphere at 20C, you would get a temp of 1970C. - That means no excess fuel, no excess air, everything in exact proportions for maximum temp. I.E.,, it is the maxmimum theoretical temperature butane could burn at under ideal conditions.

That is NOT what you get in a standard BIC lighter, which has a rather anemic fuel/air mix.

Though the exact temperature will depend on many variables, pressure, temp, type of lighter, quality of fuel, etc., we know the auto-ignition temperature of butane is 288 °C.
This is the temperature at which butane will ignite itself with no outside ignition source (fire, spark, etc.).
So this is probably going to be a likely stable reaction temperature for the typical weakly oxygenated lighter.

And depending on conditions, once lit, a standard BIC lighter will probably continue to burn at around ~450C - to probably around ~800C, again, depending on how oxygenated it is.

The more oxygenated, the more "blue" the light spectrum it burns at. I.E., the more yellow flame will be lower temp, but the bluer the flame the hotter.
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Why do all bic lighters have white bottoms?

Answer . most likely to save costs on production of different colored bottoms. Its probably cheaper to go with only the white bottoms because aesthetically it doesnt really matter.

How hot is a blue flame?

A blue flame is between 8000 degrees and 10000 degrees kelvin, and if you look at the hottest stars most of them are blue.

What does the bic stand for in bic lighter?

It is a shortened, easier to remember version of the company creator's name, Marcel Bich.. http://www.bicworld.com/inter_us/corporate/history/baron.asp#

How hot is a white flame?

Oh, as far as I know, white fire is the hottest, so that leaves it in 1st place, blue 2nd, and orange in 3rd. And orange fire is the coldest you'll ever find!

Do flaming hot cheetos have gelatin?

the other answer didnt answer the queston...the answer is yes flaming hot cheetos do have gelatin...

How old to buy bic lighter?

\nI don't think there is an age limit, however if you're a really little kid then they probably won't sell it to you in the store.

How hot does a lighter burn?

The blue part of the flame is 1400 degrees Celsius, and the redder part of the flame is around 800 degrees Celsius.

How hot is a lighter flame?

Butane burns at no less than 450 Celsius. But it might actually be higher. See related link. the hotter something is the more the molecules in it bounce around. This bouncing around makes it so that molecules are more spread out in hotter air then colder air so the hotter air is less dense and the less dense air rises above the colder more dense air. Answer: Assuming good mixing and proper flow conditions a butane/air flame (like a lighter) can reach temperature of 1,977 o C

What is dangerous about flaming hot cheetos?

they have about 13 chemicals in them, so they are pretty bad, its okay to have them every once in a while, but not too much. (If anything you read on food packages, for the ingredients, and you can't pronounce it, then its problably a chemical) If you are a health food nut that does not want any chemicals then you will not want any Cheetos not just the Flaming Hot ones. If you find that Cheetos are fine source of food then you will not find anything dangerous about Flaming Hot Cheetos. Of course any food that was even slightly dangerous like an item failing to list peanuts as an ingredient would be recalled in the USA

How hot is the yellow flame?

The yellow flame gets to be 1800* F. Flames stay yellow because ofbits of soot that do not burn hot enough to make it hotter or turnblue.

Which part of a lighter flame is hottest?

The tip of the flame is hottest due to the bottom of the flame being controlled by the gas, this means that it does not have enough energy to burn all the gas produced.

How hot does a torch lighter get?

lol actually me and my friend had a good time with this one we took my thermamoter and light the Bic lighter and the thermo stat went around twice to a grand total of 300 degrees F it around 850 degrees F the only reason that the person above got 300 is because thermo stats have a spring inside that keeps it from going around several times. you would have to use one that goes to at least 1000 degrees F to get a accurate reading

Most popular Bic lighter color?

Supposedly the highest selling BIC lighter color is black and the lowest selling is yellow. But honestly I couldn't find a yellow BIC anywhere for months when I went looking so that's no surprise to me.

How do you adjust the flame of a DuPont lighter?

On later versions it is adjusted by turning the knurled roller on the top. On earlier versions with the serated wheel (this is the gas shut off valve) you have to grip the square sides of the burner jet and turn anti clockwise slightly to get a bigger flame. Hope this is of help.

What kind of fluid is in a bic lighter?

Lighter fluid ...its not often that the trivial answer is the right one. Good work.. Lighter fluid ...its not often that the trivial answer is the right one. Good work.

Color of a hot burner flame?

A hot burner flame is white in colour.. By Prinzo Sambo. (Reverb Metallurgist at PMC, RSA)

Flaming hot cheetos ingredients?

ingredients . Enriched corn meal (corn meal, ferrous sulfate, niacin, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), salt, maltodextrin, sugar, monosodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast extract, citric acid, artificial color (including red 40 lake, yellow 6 lake, yellow 6, yellow 5), corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), whey, onion powder, whey protein concentrate, corn syrup solids, natural flavor, buttermilk solids, garlic powder, disodium phosphate, sodium diacetate, sodium caseinate, lactic acid, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, nonfat milk solids, sodium citrate, and carrageenan. Contains: Milk and Soy ingredients. GLUTEN FREE

How hot are butane lighters?

hot enough for you to not swipe your finger across the flame like you would with a regular zippo lighter!

How hot does a butane lighter get?

The highest temperature a butane lighter reaches is the "flash point", which is when the spark occurs to begin the flame. The flash point can reach temperatures of up to 420 o C which is about 788 o F.

What is the flame of hot gas?

Heat is a form of energy. All chemical reactions need to have an energy of some sort. Fire is a chemical reaction. You can figure out the rest. na sooooooo!

Why is the flame of a lighter hotter than a match?

That's similar to asking, "Why is a boulder heavier than a pebble?" Flames from a larger fire are more concentrated and fuel needing, just like the sun is bound to be a lot hotter than a spark. Fire temperatures vary greatly and generally the larger the fire the hotter. There are rare exceptions, however.

Can you buy a bic lighter at 13?

If you live in one of the following states, you can:. Florida. Georgia. Mississippi. Colorado. Texas. Maine. Ohio. Nebraska. Dakota. New Jersey. Everywhere else, they are not allowed to sell these to minors. Which is stupid, it's not like your buying a blunt..........

How hot does a match flame get?

A match is a small wooden stick with a special head that lightswhen struck against a specific surface. Match flames can reachbetween 1,100 and 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do bic lighters run on butane?

Yes, Bic lighters are also called butane lighters. The "gauge" pressure in the lighter is about 1 atmosphere at room temperature.

Can I buy a bic lighter at 17?

technically, no. but it just depends on if they card you or not. You are required to be 18 years old to purchase a lighter. Depending on what store you go to and how old you look, you may not get carded.

How do you get the bottom off a BIC lighter?

you cant the bottom of the bic is welded by high pressure sounds that melts plastic together

Does your gun lighter which is regular flame and jet flame take regular lighter fluid?

It would be helpful for you to clarify your question. . If your lighter is in fact a "Jet" lighter, it will not use the same substance found in a disposable cigarette lighter. . It in fact ignites butane gas, as it is more combustable/burns at a higher temperature/ and creates a wind proof effect by constantly pushing out the gas rather than simply lighting something on fire. . More Information* . The lighter is in the shape of a gun, it creates a regular flame but when the lever at the back is slid down the flame slowly changes to a jet like flame. There is only one fuel chamber so it's got me stumped. Can anyone help?

How hot does lighter fluid burn?

At least 490F. That is the ignition temperature of most petroleum based fuels including lighter fluid. The flame in order to continue burning must be at least this hot. The actual temperature is dependent upon the rate of firing, essentially how fast the fuel is delivered to be burned, the surface area of combustion and the amount of air supplied to produce an efficient smoke free flame. A cigarette lighter burning liquid lighter fluid will get to slightly over 500F while a charcoal grill using lighter fluid for ignition of the charcoal might reach as high as 800F or more until the fuel is exhausted and the charcoal begins to burn. Liquid Butane lighters, usually disposables burns hotter about 850F, as it is gaseous butane (Ignition temperature 826F) and not liquid petroleum.

Can a Bic lighter produce 300 degrees?

Easily. A bic can produce a flame with a temperature of over 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.

How hot can the flame of a butane lighter get?

Fire One butane lighter reports: . "Burns with clean hot flame at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit"

How much does a bic lighter cost?

An average BIC lighter can cost anywhere from $0.50-$1.50. Depending on which state you live in, the tax can be high or low.

How hot is the yellow flame on a fire?

The yellow flame? i do not know but the blue flame is 2732 degrees Fahrenheit

How many different colors of bic lighter are there?

10. Prove me wrong Actually... there are @ least 11 BASIC colors: 1.Black 2.White 3.Red 4.Orange 5.Yellow 6.Green 7.Blue 8.Purple 9.Pink 10.Brown 11.Gray some of the colors can have dark, medium, &/or light versions of the colors as well.

Can you fill a bic lighter with butane?

A BIC lighter can be filled with Butane or Propane. I do however also think that it can be filled with Ethane and Methane. Common lightergas is Propane and Butane. Regards.

What is a Bic clic lighter?

A Blic Clic is a pen genius http://www.freshpromotions.com.au/products/bic-clic1.jpg that link is to a picture of a collection of such pens

How do you put fluid in a Bic lighter?

you don't. buy a new one, they're quite cheap, or invest in a refillable zippo lighter.

Can you carry a bic lighter in your pocket on plane?

i did it however it might get taken from you when you go through the carry-on luggage scan

Is flaming hot Cheetos halal?

It is halal (allowed to eat) if not including gradients of pork or alcohols or any forbidden food to eat per Islam rules and teachings. Refer to question below.

How hot are flames?

That depends on what is being burned. paper for instance, burns at 451 degrees farenheir wheras things like coal burn with hotter flames.

How do you get flames on hot wheels beat that?

You complete the challenges for each track. There are two, and you get flames for winning also.

Which is lighter hot or cold helium?

The hot helium, because density is dependent on temperature and the variation is inversely proportional. (All this is only valid at the same pressure , and at the same physical state of matter, either gas or liquid)

How good are zippo lighters compared to bic lighters?

All round they are both the same but a zippo lighter is much more flashy compered to a Bic.

How hot is gas flame when welding?

When the fuel is used with oxygen, flame temperatures can range from 4500 to 5600 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the fuel used. (2500 - 3100 degrees Celsius)

Why does Target require ID for purchasing a Bic Lighter I am way over 18?

By far, the best place to get a reliable answer to that question is from a manager at Target.

Does zippo lighter take the same lighter fluid as a bic lighter?

No. Bic lighters -- and most other throwaway lighters -- use butane gas, which liquefies under modest pressure. When struck, the pressure tank is opened and the butane vaporizes and travels through a small orifice, or jet, to the spark wheel. Zippos, of course, use a naphtha-based liquid lighter fluid and a woven textile wick, which conducts the fluid to the spark wheel.

Is gray a common color for Bic lighter?

No. Every other colour, as well as printed designs, are more common than gray. However, grey lighters do exist.

Where can one buy BIC lighters?

BIC lighters are available at almost every general store, supermarket and even discount stores. They can be bought in bulk packs of 4 to 100 in larger supermarkets and stores like CostCo.

How do you properly dispose of unused Bic lighter?

First, fully use all gas in the lighter, sometimes you can ensurethis is done by taping the gas activator button in the openposition for a few minutes after it stops lighting (there is alwayssome residual gas in the tank even after it stops lighting. Then I get some needle nose pliars and pull off the metal cap andignition assembly including the flint. Then I throughly crush theplastic shell (or tank) with the heel of my boots, cover it withand squish undesirable chicken parts in it, and then lob it over myfence for my neighbor's cat. Poof! Tomorrow, no more lighter! Oh,as far as the metal cap and ignition assembly, I melt them downwith a blow torch and recycle them into really cool pieces of art.The torch is about $39.95, but a good one will cost you about$60.00. I just keep adding on to it as I go through lighters. It'sabout a foot tall so far. And the chicken scraps (gizzards andsuch), well I don't really have to deal with them anymore with thisnew system.

When were Bic lighters first sold by the company?

BIC brand lighters were first sold in 1976. BIC has since gone on to expand their brand to other products such as energy cells, razors, pens, and even phones.

How many flicks per Bic lighter?

You can usually get around 175-200 flicks per lighter. just dependson how long you hold it there