The heat of the flame vaporizes the wax molecules and they react with the oxygen in the air. As wax is consumed, capillary action draws more liquid wax along the wick. As long as the wax doesn’t melt away from the flame, the flame will consume it completely and leave no ash or wax residue.
Also know, what happens to the wax when you burn a candle?
When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick. This liquid wax is then drawn up the wick by capillary action. The heat of the flame vaporizes the liquid wax (turns it into a hot gas), and starts to break down the hydrocarbons into molecules of hydrogen and carbon.
can a candle burn forever? This candle actually lasts forever… and ever… and ever… As with anything, burning the energy must come from somewhere, and a bit of the candle burns up and vaporizes. But, there is always that trickle of candle wax dripping from the candle when it’s burning. It is exactly that that gets recycled into a new candle.
Then, how do you stop a candle from tunneling?
You can get rid of that unsightly tunnel by folding a piece of aluminum foil in half, wrapping it around the candle, and then folding it up over the flame like a tent (leaving a hole for it to get oxygen). Keep the foil on for about 30 minutes, and all of that built-up wax should be melted off the sides.
What does it mean when a spiritual candle burns fast?
If it goes the full length of the candle, you may need to run the candle. “Running” a candle means to burn another one tricked just like the first one, but always let the first one finish first! Fast burn – this occurs when the spirits are fast at work and there’s no opposition.