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Do White Candles Burn Faster Than Colored Candles

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on 1 February 2015

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Do White Candles Burn
Jazmin & Naveen think that the purple candle will burn the fastest. They think there are more chemicals in the purple candle than the rest.And the purple has the darkest dye. Manreet thinks white candles burn faster than colored candles because she thinks colored candles have more chemicals inside them and white candles are more pure. Simran thinks that the red candle will burn faster, because the red candle looks brighter than the other candles.

The Main Factors of a Candles Burning Speed
As you can see, color doesn't play much of a factor in how long a candle burns. There are many other elements of candle making that will speed up or slow down the length of time that a candle takes to burn down.

The most important consideration in burn time is the candle wick. Wider or thicker wicks will burn much faster than thin ones, and the material the wick is made with can also make an impact.

Candle Wax
Different types of candle wax burn at different temperatures. Generally speaking, the harder the wax, the longer the burn time. Soy wax, for example, is a softer base for candle making, and these candles will burn more quic
1. Put the four candles in their candle holders.

2. Put the timer for 2 hours.

3. Light all the candles at the same time.

4. After 2 hours blow the candles at the same time.

5. Remove all access wax around the candles.

6. Record the candles' length and time it burned.
The Ingredients that White Candles and Colored Candles Have
The ingredients that can be used to make a candles are:

Paraffin wax is the most popular wax in candle making. It also melts easily colored or scented. The chemicals emit when this wax is melting.

Soy wax is becoming increasingly popular as it is easy to use, made from soybeans and cleans up pretty easily. It is eco-friendly and renewable. Soy wax is also known to burn more slowly than most other waxes.

Beeswax is all natural and has air purifying qualities to it; however, it doesn’t retain scent or coloring that well. Essential oils will generally work with beeswax but keep in mind that beeswax has its own lovely scent.

You can also use old candles that have been burned down or are half-used and warped. Using old candles is a great way to recycle wax. Simply melt them just as you would melt other wax.

For this experiment you will need:

1 white candle
1 purple candle
1 red candle
1 orange candle
4 candle holders
Faster Than Colored Candles?
Most people seem to think that plain white candles will burn faster than those with added dyes. The reasoning behind this theory is that the plain wax is more pure, and will give a faster burn than candles with additives.
There's nothing wrong with this line of thought, but when put to the test, do white candles burn faster than colored candles.

In reality, color makes little to no difference in how fast a candle burns. In fact, candle dyes can make a candle burn hotter in some cases, causing the colored candles to burn faster. This is especially true for richly colored candles with a lot of added dye.

Overall, there is so little dye used in candle making that it doesn't affect the burn time much at all. Only a small amount of colorant is needed to turn pure white wax into bright, vivid colors.

Done By:
Manreet Sangha
Naveen Sangha
Simran kaur Singh
Jazmin Thind
White Red Orange Purple
Candle Candle Candle Candle
Length Before
Burning Candle 28.5cm 28.5cm 28.5cm 28.5cm

Trial 1 22.8cm 22.4cm 22.6cm 22.5cm

Length Before
Burning Candle 28.5cm 28.5cm 28.5cm 28.5cm

Trial 2 21.9cm 21.5cm 22cm 21.7cm
In both the trials the red candle burnt the fastest.
Our project is on "Do White Candles Burn Faster than Colored Candles." We want to do this project in the interest of that we want to know which candles burn faster: colored candles or white candles. We are going to conduct our experiment in a number of trials to observe what candle burns the fastest. We will be using 4 candles for our experiment: a white candle, a purple candle, a red candle, and an orange candle. We will tell you about the different ingredients candles can consume in our presentation. We'll also tell you about the main factors of a candle that can have an impact on a candle's burning speed. In our results the outcome was that the red candle burnt the fastest, but the results can vary. The reason behind this is by the reason of that the candles may have a different candle wax. A majority of candles are made up from paraffin wax and soy wax but not all candles consume it. The wick of the candles also matters as thicker or bigger wicks burn faster than thinner ones. We learned tons from this project and tend to learn more.
We chose the topic "Do White Candles Burn Faster than Colored Candles" because when we put our birthday candles on our birthday cake the white candles tend to burn faster than the colored candles. We wanted to know if this is what always happens and how does it so we chose it for our Science Fair topic.
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