6th Class Science Fibers and Fabric

  • question_answer 4) What happens when the yarns are burnt? Do    they shrink away from the flame or melt? What type of odour is given off?

    Answer:

     If these are cotton yarns, they burn but do not shrink or melt. The burning yarn gives an odour similar to burning paper. The silk yarn shrinks away from the flame and burns but does not melt. It has the odour of charred meat. The wool yarn also shrinks and burns but does not melt. It has a strong odour of burning hair. The synthetic yarns shrink and burn. They also melt and give out an odour similar to burning plastics.

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