Burning of candle is actually both Physical and Chemical Change.

This is because:

  • When candle burns, wax in candle converts from solid into liquid
  • This is a physical change (as it is a change in state of matter and can be reversed)
  • However, wax near the flame burns and convert into carbon dioxide
  • This carbon can’t be again converted into wax , so this is a chemical change.
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 2 Class 9 - Is Matter Around Us Pure (Term 1)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo