What are the elements of matchstick head?
In this article you will come to know that why a matchstick head is ignited only when it strikes the sidewall of a matchbox?
Have you imagined why a matchstick head is ignited only when it strikes the sidewall of a matchbox? Actually the matchstick has an oxidizing agent, which thus gets ignited when struck to a combustible material present in the sidewall of a matchbox. Modern matches use an allotrope of the same element called redphosphorus. But the white variety still makes a cameo: The frictionthat results from striking against powdered glass generates enough heat to convert some of the red phosphorus to white phosphorus.