Secondary Flame of a Candle

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  • Published: 14 December 2019
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

An approximately 5 cm long tube is held with pliers into the inner cone of a candle flame. Vapor escapes through the tube. This is ignited and a secondary flame develops.

There is a lack of air in the inner cone of a flame. Here, the gaseous wax cannot burn. It escapes through the tube, at the end of which it can be ignited.

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