Does my alcohol burner have a problem?

  1. I have an alcohol burner running on methylated spirits(C2H6O) and Wikipedia says that ethanol burns with a blue flame. Why does my burner burn with a orange-yellow flame? and it burns the wick a little as well. :confused:
     
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  3. PhysicoRaj

    PhysicoRaj 433
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    That's why you get the orange flame. Take pure spirit in a spoon and light it. You will get a blue flame.
     
  4. Is this normal?
     
  5. PhysicoRaj

    PhysicoRaj 433
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    Yes.
     
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