Flame FAQs:


Q: Are flames hot enough to have ionized gaseous components of sufficient density to be considered plasma?

A: Yes.

Q: Is flame very complex and involves typically a large number of chemical reactions and intermediate species?

A: Yes, and most of them radicals.

Q: Is flame dependent on the type of fuel involved in the combustion?

A: Yes, and as, for example, when a lighter is held to a candle.

Q: Are flames often red and produce the most smoke?

A: Yes.