Fire science

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Question Answer
The weight of a substance in relation to the water. Above 1 will sink. Below 1 will float.Specific gravity
The density of a gas to air. Above 1 will sink. Below 1 floats.Vapor density
The temperature at witch a vapor will ignite. Flash point
A material that with stands fire for a period of time.Fire resistive
A reaction witch takes in heat.Endothermic
A reaction witch releases heat. Exothermic
The heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree. BTU
A term that should not be used by fire personal. No material is fire proof.Fire proof
When a material ignites with no external ignition source.Auto ignition
An uninhibited rapid chemical chain reaction producing light and heat.Combustion