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Do colored candles burn faster than white candles? Why or wh

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Kaylee Harmon

on 16 December 2013

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Do colored candles burn faster than white candles? Why or why not?
Lauren Lovato & Kaylee Harmon
Data Table
Bar Graph
Works Cited
Key Research
If a colored candle and a white candle are burned at the same time for an hour, then the colored candle will burn faster, because it has more chemicals than the white candle.
White candles look "pure because of chemicals put in them.
Colored candles have almost 30% more chemicals than white candles.
1. Fire source

2. At least 2 candle holders

3. Ruler

4. Sharpie

5. 3 white, 3 different colored
candles, all the same brand
and size
1. Mark all candles at the same point with Sharpie. (measure with ruler)
2. Make sure wicks are same size
3. Put candles in candles holders and light them at the same time
4. Blow out both candles at the same time when they reach the marked line.
5. Measure, compare, and record data once candles are dry.
This table shows that the green candle burned the fastest and the white one burned the slowest. In this experiment, the candles were burned at the same time. This experiment was conducted three time for accuracy. The white candle averaged at 2.1 inches per hour, the green at 3.1 inches per hour and the tan candle at 2.7 inches per hour.
In the end, colored candles and white candles both have chemicals used to dye them but colored candles have much more. This makes the colored candles burn faster than the white ones.
Works Cited
Acton, Jim. "Candles." N.p., n.d. Web.
"All Uses of Candles | Science and Lifestyle." All Uses of Candles | Science and Lifestyle. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.
"Candle." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
"Fragrance Oil List." CandleScience. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.
"National Candle Association - Dedicated to Candle Quality, Safety and Science." National Candle Association - Dedicated to Candle Quality, Safety and Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.
Notkin, Jerome J. The Science Library. Vol. 1. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. Print.
"The Science of Candles." National Candle Association: About Candles. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.
"Wiki Answers." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Nov. 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

A candles burning rate
Color of candle Inches burned per hour
Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 average
White 2in 2.2in 2.1in 2.1in
Green 3in 3.2in 3.1in 3.1in
Tan 2.7in 2.8in 2.7in 2.7in

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