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An element used in the production of matches is

A. nitrogen

B. aluminum

C. copper

D. Sulphur




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.


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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