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An element used in the production of matches is…

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An element used in the production of matches is

A. nitrogen

B. aluminum

C. copper

D. Sulphur

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D

SOLUTION…  

The head of matches is made up of sulphur, antimony (iii) sulphide, gum, powdered glass, potassium chlorate and colorant.

Sulfur is a major ingredient for making the fire-starting matches, while phosphorus sulphide is used in coating the striking surface on the side of the matchbox.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect.
  2. Option B is incorrect.
  3. C is incorrect.
  4. D is the correct answer.

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You may please note these/this:

  • Matches are the fire-starting bunch of sticks with red or black heads usually contained in a paper box, their sides are usually coated with fire starting surfaces made of red phosphorus sulphide.

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/ culled from 2018 JAMB-UTME Chemistry question 38 /

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