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What are the hottest parts of a flame?
« on: 09/03/2010 15:30:02 »
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What are the hottest parts of a flame? and why?

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What are the hottest parts of a flame?
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2010 12:46:14 »
It all seems to depend on how you look at it, to close and it - will - hurt, so to speak, and also how you define its heat..

But generally it's the outish layer at the tip of a candle, the tip part of its flame have the highest concentration of combustibles. It seems to act as a sort of focus for the combustion where 'everything' is burning. But if you're looking for a 'temperature peak' it will be the 'blue' part closer to the beginning and middle part. You can look at your lighter and test with a finger, a very manly sport. :)

For one of the best answers I've seen to this most manly question, I'm pleased to refer you to Oucch says Una.
 

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