Register to reply

How to light Coal with matches only

by Lord Dark
Tags: coal, light, matches
Share this thread:
Lord Dark
#1
Jun14-13, 07:13 AM
P: 121
Hi everyone ,,

Am doing a project and I want to light coal with matches only ,, I have 2 Ideas only , mix coal with sulfur or mix it with petroleum fuel .. I want to know will it light using any of those methods ?? with only matches ? Is it safe ? and will there be any smell out of it ??

If anyone have any other ideas on how to light coal please share ..
Phys.Org News Partner Chemistry news on Phys.org
Chinese scientists use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to identify toxic cooking 'gutter oil'
New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination
A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring
Borek
#2
Jun14-13, 07:19 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 23,568
Lump of coal? Coal dust?

Think about it: it is not possible to ignite a timber, but splinter will ignite right away.
Lord Dark
#3
Jun14-13, 07:21 AM
P: 121
it is coal dust .. will it ignite with only 1 matches ?

Borek
#4
Jun14-13, 07:41 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 23,568
How to light Coal with matches only

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_dust_explosion
Lord Dark
#5
Jun14-13, 08:17 AM
P: 121
thx alot ,, i'll try it at home :D
Borek
#6
Jun14-13, 10:07 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 23,568
Better not.
Lord Dark
#7
Jun16-13, 12:02 PM
P: 121
I used light coal instead of powder. Am lighting it using a candle wick on top of it .. Doing that I noticed 2 things , the string make a smell and it is hard to stick the candle wick on top of the coal. Is there a solution for those 2 problems ??

If I mix the candle wick with oily perfume, would that change the smell ??
How can I stick the candle wick to the coal ?? is there a way ?
Jobrag
#8
Jun16-13, 12:43 PM
P: 477
Do not repeat not try using petroleum with a match, unless you want a Darwin Award.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Overlapping Matches Python Programming & Computer Science 2
IQ Question on teams and matches Precalculus Mathematics Homework 6
Help with string.matches() in java! Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 3
Matches combustion formula Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 0
6 Matches General Math 8