Candle: A light into the past

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The historical development of the candle is a fascinating subject because it reflects the parallel development of chemical industry, the understanding of physical and chemical phenomena, and the ingenuity of the human being. Today, the burning of a candle is already being studied under microgravity conditions. A semicircular blue flame is found to result under microgravity, in sharp contrast to an oblong two coloured flame observed under gravity of the earth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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