Paper will catch fire without being exposed to a flame at 451 degrees. People think that this is the temperature in which it burns but it is really the temperature in which it catches fire by itself.
Asked in Physics
What is the kindling point of paper?
The autoignition temperature of paper is also known as the kindling point and sometimes referred to improperly as the flash point. It is the temperature at which paper will spontaneously combust. Some texts will give a variety of temperatures for this value because even at this temperature it may take different lengths of time for the paper to ignite depending on several factors including the amount of oxygen in the air and the elevation at which the paper is burned. Trivia: Ray Bradbury wrote...
Will methane gas combust and raise steam temperature further if added to steam 600 degrees C in a chamber?
Methane needs oxygen to combust so it would depend on how much oxygen there is in the chamber. ...
Asked in Vegetable Oils
At what temperature does sunflower oil combust?
At one atmosphere, I imagine that it would combust at a temperature greater than 300 degrees Celsius. Vegetable oils are often used for cooking at 180+ degrees Celsius, and I have seen deep fryers operating at around 230 degrees Celsius without combustion. ...
Could you heat paper in a vacuum where there is no oxygen for it to combust and melt it?
You can't burn it but you can heat the paper directly. Paper is largely cellulose; I can't actually find a citation, but it's extremely likely that it decomposes before it melts. ...
Asked in Paper Airplanes
How does temperature affect the way a paper airplane flies?
I am doing a science project in school. Subject: How does temperature affect the way a paper airplane flies? ...