Why does the flame burn upright even when the thread associated with the lamp Wick is inverted?

In this article you will come to know about the reason that why does the flame burn upright even when the thread associated with the lamp (Wick) is inverted.

Created On: Jul 22, 2015 14:50 IST
Modified On: Oct 14, 2015 15:34 IST

Q. Why does the flame burn upright even when the thread associated with the lamp (Wick) is inverted?

Ans. When a lamp burns, it heats up the surrounding air. Since hot air is lighter than cold air, it rises above, making the flame burn upright and not upside down. That is why the flame burns upright even when the thread associated with the lamp is inverted.

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