How do matches get lit?

Updated: 12/17/2022
User Avatar


Lvl 1
14y ago

Want this question answered?

Be notified when an answer is posted

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do matches get lit?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What human causes start wildfires?

-Campfires -Discarding lit cigarettes -Playing with matches or fireworks -Improperly burning debris

What will lit matches in a bottle produce?

If you put a lit match in a bottle, and put like a screw cap on it, the flame from the match will use up all the oxygen in the bottle and when there is no oxygen left, the match will just go out.

Which elements in the match head burn when the match is lit?

For strike anywhere matches, a combination of sulfur, phosphorus sesquisulfide and potassium chlorate.

Why should you use a lighter and not a match?

matches are unbelievably better than lighters, although lighters do stay lit longer they, they also produce gas , so whenever lit with a cigarrete you inhale the gas first unlike with a match.

What notorious English pirate was reported to have lit matches woven into his black beard to intimidate his enemies during battle?

Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard the pirate.

When the little match girl strikes her matches what can she see?

When she lit the first match, she had a vision of a large polished iron stove, giving of a delightful warmth. When she lit the second match, she saw a roast goose on a dinner table. When she lit the third match, she had a vision of sitting under a beautiful Christmas tree. Every match she lit after that gave her a vision of her beloved dead grandmother, who finally took the little girl up to heaven.

Was matches around during World War 2?

Yes, and during World War 1, and lighters were also around for both world wars. Actually, matches have been around for a very long time. They were used to light cannons and early firearms called matchlocks. They had to be lit from a fire, however, and self-striking matches were not invented until the 19th Century.

What are two things that can react to create a fire?

gas and a lit cigarette. rock and birch bark. firework and flammable material. sparks and michael jacksons hair product. matches and kids.

How were candles lit before matches were invented?

Tinderboxes were used to ignite a spark with a flint stone and steel needle, letting the spark fall in the tinder box in which burned cotton cloth was laid. Once the spark 'caught' a flame cold be produced by bowing gently on the glowing cloth and candles lit from that.

What happens if you don't close the cover before striking?

If you don't close the matchbook cover before striking a match, there is a danger that the lit match can ignite the other matches in the book, and a small fire can erupt.

How did people smoke before lighters or matches?

they didnt in Europe due to it not being native plant,in America i assume it would be lit with flint and straw or something else that's very dry and flammable

What is the passive tense of light?

passive is formed this way - be verb + past participleThe past participle of light is lit.The different passive forms are:present simple - is lit, are lit - The lights are lit at duskpast simple - was lit, were lit - The lamp was lit early.present continuous - is being lit, are being lit - The bonfire is being light .past continuous - was being lit, were being lit - The beacons were being lit.present perfect - has been lit, have been lit - The beacons have been lit.past perfect - had been lit - The lamps had been lit.modal - will be lit, could be lit - The lights will be lit at ten.