The speed at which a candle burns is not determined by its colour, but by its composition. It is a common myth that the wick is what burns when the candle is lit. Rather, the wax surrounding the wick is burnt. Whereas a string would normally burn away quickly, it doesn't because of the wax surrounding it. The fire burns the wax instead. The heat turns the solid wax into a liquid, which travels up the wick. The scientific term for this process is 'capillary action'.
The three main types of candles are paraffin, beeswax and soy. The latter two are touted for being more natural and environmentally friendly. There are many variables that affect the burning time: the quality of the wick, the composition of the candle, as well as the size of the candle. Many candle producers note on the packaging how long the candles take to burn and indeed compete in order to give you the most burning time.
The dye in candles can slow down the melting process,so white candles will burn faster but DARKER candles can absorb more heat than white candles so they both approxiamately burn at the same rate.
Results may vary: The temperarure can also be a factor on the burning?melting so in cool temperatures the White candle will burn faster and a Dark candle will burn faster in hot temperatures.
I think that it make a difference because I was doing this problem for my science fair project and so far I have four candles that are different colors. The colors are white,red,blue,and green. The white candle always goes out first. Than it is always the blue one goes out second.
The next candle that goes out third is the green one. The last candle that always goes out last is the red candle
No. The color of a candle has no effect on the rate at which a candle burns. The contents of the wax, the size of the wick, and the size of the candle are the only elements that will affect the rate of burning.
Color matters, but quality of wax matters more. Black and darker colors attract and retain more heat; lighter colors reflect heat. It's true when burning candles, also, although it's rather negligible. Given the exact same quality of the wax and composition of it, the lighter colored candle will burn slower.
The colour the candle burns is directly related to how hot it is. So yes it does have a distinct chance of changing the speed of the burn. However the wax melting may stay a constant temperature at its melting point as things tend to do.
ACTUALLY, black will burn faster because it absorb light, along with heat. Unlike white, witch reflects heat and light. This also expains why when exposed to sunlight, your skin 'tans' or adapts to the light filled enviroment. :) I tried it. MY SCIENCE experiement IN SEVENTH GRADE :D
This was my science experiment. I got two candles that were from the same manufacturer. One was red, and one white. The red one burned much faster. This isn't because of the coloring, then?
Light color burn the faster.
The color does matter because that is my science fair project
it really doesn't matter what color the candle is it is basically how thin or thick your wick is and what kind of wax it is !!!!!!1
Yes it does the darker coloured candles absorb more heat so therefor that means that darker coloured candles burn faster.
Color doesn't make a difference, but the quality of the candle wax does.
I did an experiment recently and I found that the colored one burned faster
I think the dark colour one will burn fastest because they are softer
I am doing a science fair project but I can't find my conclusion
can somebody help me with it...my title is what colored candles burns faster.???my hypothisis is that white candle will burn faster than the colored ones
Purple because it has more consistency
The color that burned fastest was yellow and the color does matter
White. I tested it myself
Your wrong! Color does matter!
Wax coloring has no affect on it....just the wick size and also the shape and type of candle and what type of wax it is made from!!
Well I did a science fair project 4 school and my question was, does the scent of a candle depend on how fast it burns? I did a strawberry, vanilla, and a pineapple scented candle and the pineapple;e candle burned the fastest and the vanilla candle burned the slowest!!!
I'm conducting a exiperment on candles, and my results were that the white candle burned the faster. It really doesn't matter the color just the texture and how think the candle is. We use colored,white, scented and unscented candles. It was a pretty good projetc for the time being. Out of the scente and unscented candles the scented candle burn faster than the unscented one did.The kind we used were: Ginger, pumpkin, and lavender.
With The Pumpkin burning there fastest, then the ginger and finally the lavender. It was a very fun exiperment but supervision is highy needed. =]
I think that color doesnt matter but I did a science project and got white but I think I did it wong
We are working on a project ,were looking for info on which one melts faster the white one or the colored one.we think the white one butt we don't know much yet??? Our project is called "THE MELT DOWN" help us you know any thing please!!!!!!
Color does matter. In my experiment my results showed that white burned the fastest. Then yellow, red, blue, then black. My results show that the lighter the color of the candle, the faster it burns. BUT all candles must be same size & same brand to get accurate results.
I think that the white candels will burn the fastest because I'm doin a science project to see which color candle will burn the fastest white or colored candels.I haven't did the project yet but I'm going to in a couple of weeks.