candle prelab - wax will rise up the wick by capillary...

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Tran 1 Vincent Tran Mr. Shamanski Honors Chemistry, Period 4 24 September 2009 Candle Observation Introduction Observations are the foundation of all science. The reliance on observation is what has made science so successful. In this lab, we are going to practice observing using the habits of scientists. In the winter of 1859, Michael Faraday, a famous English scientist gave several lectures centered around the chemistry and physics of a candle. Faraday made over 60 observations of a burning candle and in this lab; we are going to do the same thing. Purpose Through this lab, we are striving to increase our powers of observation. Hypothesis I think that after we light the candle, the fire will cause the wax to melt. The liquefied
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Unformatted text preview: wax will rise up the wick by capillary action. Then it will be vaporized in the atmosphere and then oxidized by the candle flame. The flame gives out heat and light. Once the wax runs out the flame will cease. Equipment Tran 2-Candle -Match-Glass square-Ruler-Procedure-Observe the candle -Draw the candle and label, and then record the measurements. Use all five senses.-Light the candle using a match. -Draw the candle, label the parts, and estimate measurements.-Extinguish the flame. -Record your observations of the extinguished flame.-Make a conclusion based on your observations Tran 3...
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