Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chemistry of candles



I don't usually have science types of things on here, but my friend tanner showed this to me and I thought it was fitting for the season. The last part of the video is really cool, so hold on.

6 comments:

Lucia said...

very nice! I love science.

wb said...

Aren't you glad you live in the age of self-trimming candles? And don't you wish Prof. Poliakoff was a bigger part of your life?

timfxf said...

My wick was trimmed shortly after birth. Re-ignition after a good wax off depends on how much I had to drink... At my advanced age, it's iffy at best.

What is smoke anyway? - The good professor looks like he came from central casting. - Mr. Sanders, my white-haired, 9th grade general science teacher, performed a similar demonstration. We learned a lot about smoke, vapor, gasses and facial hair that day.

wb said...

Creepy.

Kim Morris said...

That's why it's so hard to get the smoke off walls when we try to paint over, it's embedded in wax!

timfxf said...

Sorry wb... it was meant to be goofy, not creepy. I admit I missed the mark. My bad.

My science teacher, Mr. S., now hairless from his eyebrows to his chin, thought he had everything under control... he came back the next day and we all had a great discussion about science, expectations and the fact we should all question results... expected or otherwise. Heady stuff for a 9th grader.