Consider the following statements:

  1. The flash point of a liquid hydrocarbon is the minimum temperature at which the liquid ignites without the presence of external ignition source
  2. The kindling point of a substance is the lowest temperature at which it ignites in presence of an external ignition source

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

Both are incorrect statements
First statement is incorrect because the flash point of a liquid hydrocarbon is the minimum temperature at which the liquid ignites in presence of ignition source. Second statement is also incorrect because the kindling point of a substance is the lowest temperature at which it ignites without an external ignition source.

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