Thread: Candle Burning
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:35 AM
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Well, here, let's talk about what happens when you burn a candle.

First of all, the solid becomes a liquid wax, which you often see near the wick. But then, what truly fuels the fire is the liquid wax that turns into the gas, so the main fuel is actually the gas. When you think about it, a cold candle would burn slower, cause you need more heat to melt the wax then vaporize the liquid wax.
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