Why termite can't burn a tree: spectacular video
Termite is a mixture of aluminum or magnesium with oxides of various metals. The combustion temperature of this powder is so high that upon ignition it reaches 1300 ° C, and the slag formed in the process can even warm up to 2300-2400 ° C. It is not surprising that a termite block can melt through even sheet steel.
However, even she cannot handle a wooden bowl. The thing is that wood consists mainly of water (which instantly evaporates during combustion) and carbon, which forms a protective "casing" and perfectly dissipates heat. This effect was perfectly demonstrated in another video, where only a layer of carbon protected the skin from the heat of a gas burner. Together with the relatively large surface area of the bowl, the heat dissipates so efficiently that the bowl does not burn through.Want to learn how to assemble anything from anything?
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