Why after burning a match, mass of the remaining ash is lower than the mass of the match.?
- don_sv_azLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
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.
- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
Because the burning of the match has released a gas and possibly some carbon.
- DuckLv 71 month ago
Because the gasses emitted during the burning process make up some of the mass of the burning match.
- LônLv 71 month ago
Mass has been lost as smoke and carbon diocide and carbon monoxide.
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- L. E. GantLv 71 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.
- NONAMELv 71 month ago
its called smoke...