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# What is the chemical equation for lighting a match?

by Guest8250  |  10 years, 11 month(s) ago

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What is the chemical equation for lighting a match? Please help me if you know as I have to write an assignment about it. Thanks!

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1. Guest23282315

I think its equation is :16KClO3 + 3P4S3 --> 6P2O5 + 16KCl + 9SO2

2. James Augustus

Normally we all use a lighter or a match to start a fire. Matches permit for a portable, easy-to-use source of fire. Diverse chemical responses make heat and blaze, but matches are advised an up to date invention. Matches are furthermore a creation you likely would not select to replicate if civilization ended today or you were stuck on an island. The chemicals engaged in up to date mates are normally safe, but that was not always the case. The material used to make a matches is red phosphorus.
A chemical equation of lighting a match is:
16KCl3 + 3P4 S3 --> 16 KCl + 9SO2
Phosphorus is basically found in three main forms: white, red, and black.

You need to take a little amount of red phosphorus in a deflagrating spoon. Now start heating it over the flame of burner till it catches fire. Phosphorus starts burning in oxygen according to the following chemical equation:
4P + 502 = 2P205
Phosphorus + Oxygen ------> Phosphorus pentoxide

3. Guest23282307

Balanced Equation:

C25H52 + 38O2 = 25CO2 + 26H2O

i'm a different person to s/he ^^

anyway, in other words a jumble of letters and words put into 1!

4. Guest4744785
what is the chemical equation for lighting a match?

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