Candle wax comes from a variety of sources, including beeswax, tallow, purified animal fats and paraffin wax. Except for beeswax, these waxes are often refined, melted to a specific melting point and combined with additi... More »

Complete combustion of candle wax leads to the formation of heat, light, carbon dioxide and water. Soot and smoke also form in instances where the candle wax does not burn completely. More »

The primary forms of energy produced by a burning candle are heat and light. These come from the burning of fuel, in this case wax and, to a much lesser extent, the string of the candle's wick. More »

How long a candle burns depends on several variables, including the type of wax used, the type of wick, the presence of additives and the candle's size. Typically, smaller candles with smaller wicks can be expected to bu... More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

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 »

Chemical changes are changes on the atomic level due to bonds forming or breaking, creating new compounds; burning a candle is an example. Candle wax functions as a fuel that reacts with oxygen in the air when exposed to... More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

Throughout history, candle wax has been made from several different materials, but most modern forms are made from beeswax, paraffin, vegetable wax and gels. The earliest known candles are from ancient Egyptian and Greek... More »