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Question:candle flicker

  1. Feb 21, 2009 #1
    hello,I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this.
    anyway here it is.
    does candle flame always flicker?
    i mean even if we see candle flame is steady does it flicker and change continuously(our eyes are not sensitive to see that kind of flicker)?:uhh:
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 21, 2009 #2
    The flame is the combustion of a region of vapors of organic molecules that surround the wick. The flicker is the air turbulence blowing around the region of vapors into irregular shapes.
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