Making smoke disappear in the blink of an eye!
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When the matches are heated, they ignite for a short time and release a lot of heat. Their wooden section begins to smolder, generating smoke, which in fact consists of very small, unburned wood particles. Alcohol mixed with this smoke burns out quickly, releasing enough heat to make these particles react with oxygen. The smoke thus burns completely, generating invisible water vapor and carbon dioxide.
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