Collocation - lead smth to fire

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Offroad

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Dear teachers

Does this sentence read well?

High volatile matter and low fixed carbon contents lead the coal to fire fast.

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probus

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As technical or scientific English it reads fine. If you were writing for non-technical readers, it would be better to be a little more wordy e.g. "A high proportion of volatile matter and low fixed carbon content lead the coal to ignite quickly."
 
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