Flaming Waterfall @ Sam Place Bar & Restaurant
What can we give a dear friend who tends the bar for a birthday drink? Why… a Flaming Waterfall, of course!
I was wondering…
Why does a luminous flame appear yellow and a non-luminous flame appear blue?
The frequency or wavelength of light released by atoms or molecules depend on the energy being released by those substances. The Planck Equation describes exactly that, that there is a specific energy to a specific wavelength or frequency.
The difference between a yellow and blue flame depend on the amount of oxygen that is mixed in with the fuel. More oxygen means that the combustion reaction is more efficient and more energy is released. Remember that the more blue the visible light appears, the more energy that light will have.
Thus, it should make sense now that when more oxygen is fed into the system, the combustion is more efficient, more energy is released, and the light will be on the more energetic end of the spectrum, blue.
The above information is from http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem03/chem03848.htm
I wondered again if this holds true for the Flaming Waterfall Drink concocted here.
Happy birthday, Irene!
5th March 2013.
Sam Place Bar & Restaurant
Address: Goldhill Shopping Centre,
203 Thomson Road.
Happy flaming 🙂