Q. 64.1( 72 Votes )
Why does a burning candle go out when you blow on it?
When a burning candle is blown out the hot air around it is removed and its temperature is brought down below the flash point. Hence, the candle goes out as there is no appropriate amount of heat which is required to keep the candle burning.
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