Candle : We light a candle
by touching a flame to the end of the wick. At first the
wick itself starts to burn. The flame creeps down the sides
of the wick and usually diminishes until it touches the
wax. The heat from the flame melts the wax surrounding the
base of the wick directly beneath it and then the mechanism
Wick : In all candles
it acts as a fuel pump, supplying liquefied wax up to the
top, wick is the most important element of the candle.
Chemistry of Candle: Candles
are made from mixture of paraffin wax and slow burning substance
like stearic acid.
All about it inside the animation.