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?
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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.
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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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Aromatic compounds burn with a sooty flame.
This thread is over 4 years old, a bit late.
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This thread is over 4 years old, a bit late.
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can a aliphatic compound burn with smoky flame??
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(Original post by Hira chouhdry)
can a aliphatic compound burn with smoky flame??
Yes. Specifically, alkynes burn with a very Sooty flame Name:  sooty_sam_22.jpg
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