Q. 5

Why does ethyne (acetylene) burn with a sooty flame?

Answer :

Ethyne burns with a sooty flame because it has very high percentage of carbon. Oxygen in the air is unable to oxidise all the carbon of ethyne to carbon dioxide. Due to unburnt carbon particles, the flame becomes scooty.

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