Appendix B

Adiabatic flame temperatures of hydrocarbons

The adiabatic flame temperatures presented in Table B1 were calculated using the CEA code of Gordon and McBride (www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/CEAWeb/) described in Appendix I for a constant pressure and constant enthalpy condition (initial temperature of 298 K and pressure of 1 atm). The mixture for each fuel is stoichiometric with air. The heats of formation for the hydrocarbons are from the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (82nd Edition, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2002).

Table B1

Adiabatic Flame Temperatures

Chemical FormulaNameΔHf,298 (kJ/mol)Tad (K)
CH2OFormaldehyde108.62374
CH3NO2Nitromethane112.62544
CH3NO3Methyl nitrate156.32732
CH3OHMethanol239.22150
CH4Methane74.62226
C2H2Acetylene ...

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