I'm wondering if autoignition point decreases for substances when provided higher oxygen concentration.


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No, but because of a technical point.

From Wikipedia: The autoignition temperature or kindling point of a substance is the lowest temperature at which it will spontaneously ignite in normal atmosphere without an external source of ignition, such as a flame or spark.

So the definition of the autoignition temperature is based on air not pure oxygen.

For the ignition temperature in general the Wikipedia reference goes on: The temperature at which a chemical will ignite decreases as the pressure or oxygen concentration increases.


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