How Do Matches Work?

This week Reactions is setting fire to science! Or is it setting science to fire… Anyway, we’re talking a slow motion look at the chemistry involved in what happens when you strike a match.

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Merry Go Round – LiamLRY

Producer & Writer:
Elaine Seward

Andy Brunning

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Andy Brunning
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Matthew Bundy, Ph.D.
Sophia Cai


Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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