Oxygen On The Heatedime Of A Lit Candle

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What is the effect of the amount oxygen in a beaker on the burntime of a lit candle beneath the beaker? Our group agreed that if the beaker were bigger, which would allow more oxygen in the beaker, then the candle will take longer to burn out then it would with a smaller beaker and less room for oxygen. In this experiment we used clay to hold a birthday candle up with in a pie pan. The pie pan had a little bit of water in it so it would help seal the beakers we used. After lighting the candle we put many beakers of different sizes over the candle to time how long it took for the candle to burn out. We discovered that our hypothesis was, in fact, correct. The larger the beaker was that we used, the longer the candle burned. The different sized

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