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Watch the Chemistry of a Burning Match in Ultra-Slow Motion (Video)

It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden wonders work

 

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Feb. 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. This week, Reactions explains the science with special footage courtesy of UltraSlo. Watch the beautiful chemistry here: https://youtu.be/y2ErAPODA6U.