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Aliphatic vs Aromatic, smoky vs sooty

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    I had a quick look in the other chemistry threads, I couldn't find anything, perhaps I didn't look hard enough, so I apologise if there's a similar thread already. After Easter, I have an assessed practical.
    Does an aliphatic or aromatic compound burn with a smoky flame?
    Does an aliphatic or aromatic compound burn with a sooty flame?
    The internet gives conflicting advice.
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    Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame due to a high carbon concentration.

    Aliphatic compounds however means straigh-chain compounds and therefore burn depending on the functional group attached to it but I wouldnt specifically say they give off a smoky flame. Sooty/smoky is usually reserved for aromatic compounds.
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    (Original post by coolasice)
    Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame due to a high carbon concentration.

    Aliphatic compounds however means straigh-chain compounds and therefore burn depending on the functional group attached to it but I wouldnt specifically say they give off a smoky flame. Sooty/smoky is usually reserved for aromatic compounds.
    THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've been searching for the answer for over an hour.
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    (Original post by coolasice)
    Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame due to a high carbon concentration.

    Aliphatic compounds however means straigh-chain compounds and therefore burn depending on the functional group attached to it but I wouldnt specifically say they give off a smoky flame. Sooty/smoky is usually reserved for aromatic compounds.
    The functional group in the context of my question is OH, I've only just realised it was supposed to be for a particular function group.
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    Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame.
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    (Original post by Sehsb)
    Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame.
    This thread is over 4 years old, a bit late.
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    (Original post by Phichi)
    This thread is over 4 years old, a bit late.
    It's the boredom of Christmas ...

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