Burning candles mostly emit carbon dioxide and water vapor, which is a product of hydrogen and oxygen. Research has suggested that certain types of candles, such as the traditional paraffin candle, may also give off toxi... More »

Modern-day candles are made from a variety of waxes, including beeswax, gel wax, paraffin and vegetable wax. The wick that burns inside the candle is made from braided cotton. More »

While a flame is the gaseous portion of a fire, a candle flame contains millions of diamond nanoparticles. Approximately 1.5 million diamond nanoparticles are created every second before converting into carbon dioxide. A... More »

Examples of solutions include water vapor in air, table sugar in water, steel, brass, hydrogen dissolved to palladium, carbon dioxide in water and ethanol in water. A solution is a homogeneous mixture of one substance di... More »

The word equation for wood combustion is that wood in the presence of oxygen and high heat combusts to produce carbon dioxide, water vapor, heat and ash residue. Wood combustion gives off heat because it is an exothermic... More »

Every type of lipid contains oxygen, hydrogen and carbon, but a specific type known as a phospholipid also contains phosphate and nitrogen. All of the lipids are considered organic compounds due to the presence of carbon... More »

Sugar is composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. There are 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms and 11 oxygen atoms in one molecule of sugar, according to Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art and human pe... More »

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