Autoignition Temperature

Autoignition Temperature

The autoignition temperature (autoignition point) of a substance is the lowest temperature the vapors emitted by a liquid or gas heated above its ignition temperature and that, when escaping into the atmosphere in which it could spontaneously ignite. Raising the temperature of a fuel to its auto-ignition point provides the energy required to initiate the chemical reaction needed for combustion.

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