Asked by: Laimute Pirzadyanhobbies and interests candle and soap making
What happens when u burn a candle?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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In this manner, what happens to candle wax when it burns away?
The heat of the flame vaporizes the wax molecules and they react with the oxygen in the air. As wax is consumed, capillary action draws more liquid wax along the wick. As long as the wax doesn't melt away from the flame, the flame will consume it completely and leave no ash or wax residue.
what are the products of a burning candle? When a candle burns, the reactants are fuel (the candlewick and wax) and oxygen (in the air). The products are carbon dioxide gas and water vapor.
Moreover, is it safe to burn a candle in a closed room?
A candle burns carbon molecules. If you sleep with a burning candle in closed room. Room will have limited amount of oxygen. Candle will continuously consume oxygen and convert it into carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
What is necessary for a candle to burn?
For a candle to burn, a heat source (commonly a naked flame from a match or lighter) is used to light the candle's wick, which melts and vaporizes a small amount of fuel (the wax). Once vaporized, the fuel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to ignite and form a constant flame.