Candle Flame

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 07 December 2015
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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Do intact wax molecules come in contact with oxygen?

  • No. The wax molecules are thermally decomposed in the dark zone in the interior of the flame (Zone I).
  • Yes. The wax molecules vaporize into the blue-green luminous region of the flame where they react with oxygen (Zone II).


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