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Why does the match not get hot enough to light?
An unlit match is held near to an extremely hot Bunsen flame as shown in the figure.





A. A match can only be lit by striking it on a rough surface
B. The flame is not hot enough
C. Air is a bad conductor of thermal energy
D. The flame does not radiate any thermal energy sideways

This question is part of Transfer of Thermal Energy - Conduction
Asked by Yapshinn, Last updated: Aug 16, 2018

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 26, 2017

Air is a bad conductor of thermal energy

Thermal energy cannot be conducted easily to the unlit match to light it up.
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