Water - Candle Experiment #5285

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Q: What is the atomic number of Carbon?
A: 6

Q: What is the symbol for Hydrogen?
A: H

Q: Do you remember the scientific word for a phase change that changes a liquid to a gas?
A: Vaporization

Q: What actually is happening that allows the water to be drawn up around the candle as the candle extinguishes?
A: Steve Spangler Science, Harvard, and Steam Powered Family have great explanations.