Exploring the Chemistry of Candles

Exploring the Chemistry of Candles

Author: ChemistryViews

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿงช A compilation of articles and videos on chemistry related to the candle and candle flame



Video:ย The Chemistry of the Candle Flame

ChemistryViews 2020.
What happens chemically when a candle is burned?

Focus: Burning Time of a Candle

ChemistryViews 2019.
How long does it take for a candle to burn down and what does this time depend on?

Video:ย Lit Candle Covered With a Glass

ChemistryViews 2016.
What happens if you cover a lit candle in a water basin with a glass?

Video: Where is the Heat of a Candle Flame?

ChemistryViews 2016.
With an experiment of Michael Faraday we examine where the heat of a candle is

Focus: Chemistry of the Christmas Candle

ChemistryViews 2011.
When we light a candle, the chemistry we are pursuing is not only especially beautiful, but also especially complex. A well written article that explains the chemistry behind it.

Video: How Does a Lighter Work?

ChemistryViews 2022.
The short video explains how a flame is created in a lighter

Video: How Does a Match Work?

ChemistryViews 2020.
Why does a match burn? Why does it ignite only on the friction surface of the matchbox?

Video: Jumping Candle Flame

ChemistryViews 2019.
Wax vapor reignites a candle

Video: CO2 Extinguishes Candle,

ChemistryViews 2019
Extinguishing a candle with baking powder and vinegar

Clever Picture: Chemistry of a Sparkler,

ChemistryViews 2017.
Chemical look at a hand-held firework

Candle Flame

Quiz: Candle Flame

Do intact wax molecules come in contact with oxygen?

Secondary Flame of a Candle

Video: Secondary Flame of a Candle



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