What is the temperature produced by the thermite reaction?

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Hello,
A quick question as to what type of thermite is the absolute hottest?
And is there any other type of chemical reaction that burns hotter than thermite?
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What is the temperature produced by the thermite reaction?
« Reply #1 on: 26/11/2009 19:51:31 »
Well, it's sufficiently hot to reduce iron oxide to molten iron, so that means at least 1500░C

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What is the temperature produced by the thermite reaction?
« Reply #2 on: 26/11/2009 20:06:16 »
The higest temperature for a chemical reaction is usually given as the combustion of dicyanoacetylene in ozone. At about 5500 Kelvin it's roughly twice as hot as thermite.
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What is the temperature produced by the thermite reaction?
« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2009 22:10:09 »
Wow, that is hot - as hot at the surface of the Sun in fact!
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What is the temperature produced by the thermite reaction?
« Reply #4 on: 27/11/2009 04:35:39 »
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