when v burn paper with a match stick it gets burned but when v burn wood y doesn't it?
plz answer my question i hav to get it ..............thank you guys
- KesLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
In order for wood or paper to burn enough heat must be supplied to break down and vaporize a portion of the fuel's hydrocarbons. Wood is combustible but acts as a heat sink (absorbing heat) and a match is not up to the task. A sheet of paper can absorb only a little heat and the match is more than enough to increase temperature to the ignition point. Glad U asked.