They say cigarettes contain stuff like benzene, acetone, and chloroform which are all volatile solvents. How can they exist in a cigarette if they evaporate at room temperature?

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They say cigarettes contain stuff like benzene, acetone, and chloroform which are all volatile solvents. How can they exist in a cigarette if they evaporate at room temperature?

In: Chemistry

They’re created as a byproduct of burning the cigarette, not “in it” as individual molecules to begin with. It’s the same reason that burning hydrogen produces water as a byproduct (because the hydrogen reacts with the oxygen in the air and produces H2O).