Fundamental flame velocities of pure hydrocarbons I : alkanes, alkenes, alkynes benzene, and cyclohexane

Gerstein, Melvin Levine, Oscar Wong, Edgar L
naca-rm-e50g24
September 28, 1950


The flame velocities of 37 pure hydrocarbons including normal and branched alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; as well as benzene and cyclohexane, together with the experimental technique employed are presented. The normal alkanes have about the same flame velocity from ethane through heptane with methane being about 16 percent lower. Unsaturation increases the flame velocity in the order of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. Branching reduces the flame velocity.

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