Why is fire hotter when fueled by sulfur as compared to say, paper, wood, or charcoal?
Where did one find a statement that indicates burning sulfur produces a hotter fire than paper, wood, or charcoal?Why is fire hotter when fueled by sulfur as compared to say, paper, wood, or charcoal?
Sulfur is made from hydrogen sulfide in volcanoes. Hydrogen sulfide is made from the thermal decomposition of sulfates (or biological reduction) in contact with low valent metals and water deep within the earth. Hydrogen sulfide gas rises until it reaches the surface and combines with oxygen to produce elemental sulfur. It also happens in some sewer systems. Layers of yellow sulfur are sometimes visible in manholes where air has come into contact with hydrogen sulfide (sewer gas).