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How Do Matches Work?

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Published on Feb 23, 2016

This week Reactions is setting fire to science! Or is it setting science to fire... Anyway, we're talking a slow motion look at the chemistry involved in what happens when you strike a match.

Check out more slow-motion footage here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ultraslo

Check out more match science here:
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/11/2...

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Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions
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Merry Go Round - LiamLRY
https://soundcloud.com/liamlry/merry-...

Producer & Writer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Andy Brunning

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Andy Brunning
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Matthew Bundy, Ph.D.
Sophia Cai

Sources:
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/11/2...
http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/F...

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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