Burning milk powder

Description

A pile of dried milk powder will not ignite even if a roaring Bunsen flame is played onto it. However, if the powder is sprinkled onto a flame, a spectacular fireball is produced which demonstrates the increased reaction rate by increasing surface area.

Type of Activity

:
demonstration, class practical

Audience

:
Teacher

Age Group

:
11 to Undergraduate
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This experiment is part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's publication Classic Chemistry Demonstrations.