chemistry

How does the matches light up?

How does the matches light up🔥?


1.When we strike match stick on the match box surface containing powdered glass creates friction.

2.Heat from friction converts red phosphorous into white phosphorous.

3.White phosphorous is extremely volatile react with potassium chlorate to produce heat and oxygen

4.This oxygen react with Antimony trisulfide to produce long lasting flame.

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