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What energy store is decreasing while the candle is burning?

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Answered Jun 20Physics
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Heaja SadiqKing's College London Graduate, Qualified Secondary Science Teacher184 students helped

The wax is a store of chemical energy. The wax transfers energy to surroundings as light and as heat. The heat energy dissipates to the surroundings.

Answered Jun 20Physics
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Awais NaveedExperienced tutor | Mechanical Engineering at UCL | Available Online433 students helped

The chemical energy store is decreasing and is being converted into heat and light.

Answered Mar 20Physics
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Ryan LaiPhysics Student at UCL | Past Teaching Experience | Online Tutoring Available539 students helped

Chemical energy is converted to heat. The heat from the wick melts the wax which gets absorbed in the wick and then gets burnt (which is really oxidation) to produce heat energy as well as light energy.

Answered Jan 19Physics
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The fuel for burning is the wax which is constantly decreasing once it is turned into vapour it combines with the air oxygen to form the flame.