Does coal burn hotter than natural gas?

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no its not

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Q: Does coal burn hotter than natural gas?
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Does coal burn hotter than wood?

Yes and for longer. Coal is essentially compressed wood.

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Burning coal usually produces more soot than burning natural gas or petroleum products because coal?

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Can you burn coal in a wood stove?

SOME stoves are rated as wood AND coal. Coal burns much hotter than wood. If used in a stove designed for wood ONLY, it will cause the stove to be damaged- parts will warp, break, or melt. Not good.

Why does coal burn hotter than wood?

Because coal is more compact than wood (it is compressed wood plus organic oils essentially) so has more combustible material in a denser form. This reduces the flame fronts accessability to oxygen.

Why does propane burn hotter than natural gas?

because propane is an even burning gas and is easier to make more or less concentrated

Why is brown coal worse to burn than black coal in environmental terms?

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Bituminous coal is soft and burns hotter and longer. Anthracite coal is harder than Bituminous coal and is not preferred for heating.

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Why is it better to burn anthracite in a home fireplace rather than lignite?

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