The Science of a Burning Candle
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|Physical & Chemical
Expansion and Contraction
Writing Chemical Equations
|Melted Wax a Physical Change||Igniting The White Smoke|
C25H52 + O2 ----->Using Energy in the Form of Fire----> CO + C + H2 + H2O
|This is a basic explanation and the chemical equation is not balanced, but it is fine for now.|
|Candle Wax + Oxygen in Air--------> Carbon Monoxide + Black Carbon + Hydrogen + Water|
|White Smoke = Hydrogen||Black Carbon Does Not Ignite||Igniting the White Smoke|
|Lower the Jar...||...Into the Water...||...No Water Enters the Jar?|
|If the candle was burning, it would go out and water would enter the jar! Why?|
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