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  • LM342
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2015
    • 16

    FLAME FLOATS

    Can anyone tell me what colour flame floats burnt with. I understand that they worked that was when dropped from the aircraft sea water mixed with the chemicals contained in the flame float to produce phosphine gas. This gas burns spontaneously on contact with air. My first though is that the colour would be white(ish) due to link with phosphorous but I am no chemist so I would appreciate a definitive answer. Thanks - Mike
  • antoni
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2005
    • 700

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    Phosphine is a colourless gas that burns to produce dense white fumes of phosphoric acid. Certain phosphides react with water to produce phosphine gas. They are used as a fumigant and rat poison.
    Last edited by antoni; 12th May 2019, 15:59.

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