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Ashit Acharya from Gems Our Own English High School, asked a question
Subject: Physics , asked on 5/12/10

the wick of the spirit lamp does not burn even though the spirit is burning. why?


abhishek.gupta... , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 6/12/10

Dear Student!

As the spirit burns, it also vapourizes. This vapourizing action does not let the wick burn as it is cooled and does not reach ignition point . Moreover, spirit is absorbed by the capillary  action. Thus, spirit lamp wick continues to burn  at one of the end.


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