How do candles burn? (and how do you light them with smoke?)

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#106

Candles are simple enough right? Probably nothing crazy going on right? Wrong. Where does all the wax go? And how does the wick just keep on burning so long? Let's find out.

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References from this episode

  1. http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=4566
  2. https://edu.rsc.org/lesson-plans/simple-chemical-reactions-how-do-candles-work-11-14-years/63.article
  3. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry/experiments/flame-out.html
  4. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/make-a-candle-flame-jump/
  5. https://inchemistry.acs.org/atomic-news/shining-light-on-candles.html

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