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What is meant by flash point and fire point?

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Flash point of a flammable liquid is defined asthe lowest temperature at which it can form an ignitable mixture in air. Fire point, which is a slightly higher temperature, is the temperature at which vapors of the flammable liquid continue to burn after being ignited even after the source of ignition is removed.

What is another term for fire point? combustion. what is another term forfire point. flame point.

What is the flash point of cardboard? 451 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the flash point and fire point of petrol? Examples

Fuel Flash point Autoignition temperature
Gasoline (petrol) −43 °C (−45 °F) 280 °C (536 °F)
Diesel (2-D) >52 °C (126 °F) 210 °C (410 °F)
Jet fuel (A/A-1) >38 °C (100 °F) 210 °C (410 °F)
Kerosene >38–72 °C (100–162 °F) 220 °C (428 °F)