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My 7 yr. old son asked me why does a candle blow out if fire needs oxygen to burn, and if you are blowing on it, you are giving it more oxygen? I have a vague idea but then it really bugged me I didn't know the exact answer. After many a discussion with other adults, it came down to taking away one of the elements needed for the flame, too much energy in the wind and blowing the flame off the wick, thus the candle goes out. Right?
Re: Why does a candle blow out if oxygen is needed to burn?
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