I understand that for plasma lighters to work, they ionise the air between the electrodes. I am wondering what happens to these ionised gases during lighting.
Do they remain ionised for a while and are dissapated?
Do they react immediately with surrounding air?
Does it produce a high quantity of ionised gasses?
Do they travel to the other electrode and return to original state? (Is this why they cannot be blown out?)
How does it transfer energy to combustibles to overcome flash point of the material?
This is my first time posting on stack exchange, I am no chemist so hopefully I used some of it correctly.