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WHICH COLOR CANDLE BURN FASTEST

 
 
expert
 
Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 04:26 pm
I HAVE 5 DIFFERENT COLORED CANDLES WHY DOES WHIT E BURN SLOWER
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 05:46 pm
It has less water in the wax.

Joe(or more, I can never remember which.)Nation
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emshae
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2010 12:00 pm
pretty sure it is because of the lesser dye content mixed in with the wax.
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pajamazzon
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2010 11:26 pm
@expert,
probably be the less water and the wax. usually its the yellow candles that burns faster. i have no idea why.
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bryguy
 
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Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2010 09:26 am
@expert,
This is actually quite simple. White burns slower because the candle is cooler. The pigments in the colored wax absorb light from the flame and this energy serves to increase the temperature of the wax and facilitates melting and fuel (melted wax) flowing up the wick.
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CynthiaGaines
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 08:06 am
In my opinion, colorful candles burn faster.
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 08:37 am
@CynthiaGaines,
In my opinion, you're going to be gracing us with candle spam soon.
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WalterHarmon
 
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Reply Thu 22 Oct, 2015 01:05 am
@expert,
The colored candles burn faster than white candles. The reason behind it is that the colored dyes add to the fast heating of the candles causing them to melt faster.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2016 03:30 am
@expert,
The coloured candle will burn faster because of the mixed colour increase the melting point of the candle wax.
speedjohn
 
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Reply Sat 25 Mar, 2017 03:25 am
@expert,
Color doesn't play much of a factor in how long a candle burns.There are many other elements that will speed up or slow down the time to burn the candle.Wider and thicker wicks will burn faster and the other thing is type of wax,the harder the wax, the longer the burn time.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 25 Mar, 2017 03:39 am
@selectmytutor,
And here I was thinking the increased melting point would slow down the rate of burning.
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chirchri
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2017 09:38 pm
@selectmytutor,
I like this answer
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