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The type of luminescence wherein a chemical reaction supplies the energy responsible for the emission of light (ultraviolet, visible, or infrared) in excess of that of a blackbody (thermal radiation) at the same temperature and within the same spectral range. Below 900°F (500°C), the emission of any light during a chemical reaction is a chemiluminescence. The blue inner cone of a bunsen burner or the Coleman gas lamp are examples. See also: Blackbody
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