Does burning a candle add carbon to the atmosphere?



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    Carbon dioxide is released in the combustion of the wax of a candle, along with water vapor, carbon monoxide, other complex hydrocarbons (often called tars) and heat.

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    Burning anything produces carbon dioxide as a byproduct. For burning to happen it need three things: fuel, oxygen and ignition. In your case the fuel is the candle, oxygen is given because of the atmosphere, and ignition would be a match or anything you use to light the candle. 

    The fire dies out when either the oxygen or the fuel is used up. 

    Burning a candle however has very little impact on the environment. 

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    yes, it would add a little, but it would be too less to affect the environment. so its okay to burn candles

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