The Chemistry of Matches (In Slow Motion)

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Reactions Science Videos | February 23, 2016

To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden wonders work. The best way to find out about the chemistry of burning matches is to watch it in ultra-slow motion.

Check out more slow-motion footage here:
www.youtube.com/user/ultraslo

Check out more match science here:
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/11/2...

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