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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 month ago

Why after burning a match, mass of the remaining ash is lower than the mass of the match.?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Carbon and carbohydrates are burned in the process forming CO2 Gas and H2O gas (water vapor) which are no longer part of the match when mass is measured after the reaction. Some other chemicals are involved like sulfur to sulfur dioxide.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the burning of the match has released a gas and possibly some carbon.

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  • Duck
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because the gasses emitted during the burning process make up some of the mass of the burning match.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Mass has been lost as smoke and carbon diocide and carbon monoxide.

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  • 1 month ago

    part of the burning becomes gases. If you burn the match in a closed environment, then the mass in that environment is the same before and after.

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  • NONAME
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    its called smoke...

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