Why are flames orange?



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    Flames are generally orange because they’re burning carbon. Different chemicals will burn different colors: strontium burns bright red, salt (sodium chloride) burns bright yellow, magnesium burns a very bright white (so cover your eyes if you decide to try it), copper burns a green-blue. The color and temperature of your typical carbon flame will change with the amount of oxygen it gets.

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