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A mathcstick burns on rubbing it on the side of the matchbox. Why?


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Matchsticks mainly contain red phosphurous on the top . And as phosphurous has very low ignition temperature about 35 degree C , it is used to glow matchstick by rubbing the phosphurous through rough surface . This leads to friction and the matchstick glows.

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