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# What happens when you heat a diamond to 1400 -1607 degrees F?

Question #33082. Asked by TERPS. (May 06 03 1:02 AM)

Kainantu

In the presence of oxygen it will burn.

Diamonds burn at just over 1300 degrees Farenheit in pure oxygen and around 1550 degrees Farenheit in air (around 20 percent oxygen).
http://www.diamondtalk.com/forums/archive/1/2003/02/1/28045

At a high enough temperature in the presence of oxygen, diamond can burn.
http://dendritics.com/scales/diamond-properties.asp

A diamond burns in oxygen.
ch185.semo.edu/lecture/oldhome/docs/hmk1key.

 May 06 03, 6:46 AM

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