Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

why does coiled copper wire extinguish a candle when it is put in the flame?

for part of a chemistry experiment, we had to put coiled copper wire into the flame. when we did it the flame went out but as soon as the copper wire was removed the flame came back. why?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The copper wire absorbed most of the heat from the flame. Heat, oxygen are required for fire. When copper wire is removed, the candle continues to burn and the fire is re lighted

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Coiled Copper Wire

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