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paul........I have a spare candle if you need it !
Sorry, candle wax is mostly made of Carbon and hydrogen, and depending on the candle some oxygen. Some are made of hydrocarbons - similar to petrol/gasoline but slightly larger molecules, so it will be a long chain of carbons with some hydrogens attached.CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3When you burn the candle it reacts with oxygen O2 to form carbon-dioxide CO2C + O2 → CO2 and the hydrogens will react with oxygen 4H + O2 → 2H2O
Which means we probably should be paying carbon tax on them.If you go for the greenhouse theory, then you should not be burning anything unnecessarily.
So does it or does it not turn to carbon? Are you saying a mixture of carbon and water.. Yikes I am very Lost here. I do not understand the whole chain thing.. Is there another way to explain in more layman terms cause I am a ditz?