George Donati, a 30 year old male from Andradas-MG- Brazil asks on July 10, 2004,When you squeeze out a piece of orange-peel on a flame, it catches fire violently. Why? What is there in the peel that is flammable?
viewed 13761 times
D-limonene. The oil from orange peel is up to 90% d-limonene, but also contains n-decylic aldehyde, Linalool, Terpineol and b-carotinmore. More at Esoteric Oils.
Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.
If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to science.ca.