iron does not burn but iron fillings burn vigorously when sprinkledd in a burner.why?

Asked by Pawan | 23rd Sep, 2014, 01:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Burning of any substance depends upon its ignition temperature. Iron fillings are small in size as compare to iron due to which they can achieve their ignition temperature easily. So iron fillings burn vigorously when sprinkled in a burner but not Iron.

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 23rd Sep, 2014, 01:46: PM