Jumping Candle Flame

  • Author: Vera Koester
  • Published: 16 December 2019
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

If you hold a burning match into the vapor rising from a just blown out candle, the flame jumps back to the candlewick. A combustible wax vapor/air mixture has formed around the wick. This mixture can be easily ignited. The flame then ignites the still hot wick.


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https:/doi.org/10.1002/chemv.201900141


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