Burning match

Burning match


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Burning match that has been ignited by striking its head against a surface. The frictional heat ignites a layer of the chemical phosphorous trisulphide, which burns at low temperatures. This in turn ignites the rest of the match head, usually made from paraffin and combustible chemicals. Safety matches have the phosphorous trisulphide on a separate striking board on the box. This prevents them igniting by accident.

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