Milk Powder

By Frome CC Science

A short film about milk powder, and whether or not it is flammable

 

Question

Why does milk powder combust when sprinkled and not in a lump

Answers

(a) The powder particles are further away
(b) Because oxygen can get to it, so fuel, oxygen and heat are present, which are needed for combustion
(c) The powder particles are closer together
(d) The powder is moving so it catches alight easier