ANDREW LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANDREW LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sooty flame. Alkene (oct-1-ene) burning in a crucible with a sooty (smoky) flame. Alkenes are unsaturated (double bonded) organic molecules. The sooty flame is characteristic of alkenes. It occurs due to the high number of carbon atoms in the flame, which have not been fully oxidized.
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