Posted by Bob on .
Candles are made from paraffin.
Where does paraffin come from?
What products are created from burning paraffin candles?
How does the wick help the candle burn?
Qualitative and quantitive observations?
Bob, this is a thought question. You may have thought about this and perhaps you have worked through it but you haven't posted any of your thoughts. I can get you started. Paraffin is a hydrocarbon that is an oil based product. The products of a hydrocarbon, when burned, are CO2 and H2O (carbon dioxide and water). Please post your thoughts and someone here will be happy to help you through if you have trouble.
paraffin is a petroleum by-product.
When burned- would you call the black stuff soot or carbon?
The trivial name for it is soot; however, it is carbon.