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candles and salt

Question asked by ethan harte on Oct 2, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2018 by Emil Friedman

so i know that When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick. This liquid wax is then drawn up the wick by capillary action. The heat of the flame vaporizes the liquid wax (turns it into a hot gas), and starts to break down the hydrocarbons into molecules of hydrogen and carbon. so the wax is whats burning as the fuel. so if i mix borax or strontium nitrate into melted candle wax, would the candle automatically burn red or green?

also would borax or strontium nitrate overpower the smell of the candle?

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